– A new, interactive report by the Urban Institute, supported by the Consumer Health Foundation and the Meyer Foundation, crunches the data on poverty, housing, health, education, employment, and more, to determine what a truly racially equitable DC would look like. Among the findings (Urban Institute, Nov. 2016):
In an equitable DC where the share of black and Hispanic residents with high school degrees matches the citywide share for whites, roughly 33,000 more black residents and 12,000 more Hispanics would have high school degrees, giving them access to more job options.
In an equitable DC, 2,200 more Hispanic residents and 24,000 more black residents would be employed, including more than 17,000 black residents in Wards 5, 7, and 8.
If people of color earned the same as their white counterparts, DC’s economy would have been more than $65 billion larger in 2012.
In a more equitable DC, at least 970 more black mothers and 190 more Hispanic mothers would receive adequate prenatal care.
CHF and Meyer hosted a panel discussion this morning with a number of local leaders. Check out #DCinColor on Twitter for the highlights.
– Readers of the Daily probably know that WRAG’s Putting Racism on the Table series has been a major priority of ours this year. In order to chronicle the work and assess its impact, Benjamin Soskis, a fellow at the Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy at George Mason University and the co-editor of HistPhil.org, attended the programs and interviewed participants. WRAG is pleased to share his final assessment of the series.
– Can the Sharing Economy Root Out Racism? (CityLab, 11/29)
HOMELESSNESS | DC Mayor Bowser has proposed stricter residency requirements for people seeking to use DC shelters. While officials are aiming to reduce the amount spent on emergency shelters, advocates are calling for a more comprehensive, regional approach to meeting needs for basic human services. (WAMU, 11/29)
TRANSIT | There are four proposals to save Metro. Which might prevail? (WaPo, 11/29)
– Nonprofits Brace for Big Changes Under Trump Administration (Chronicle, 11/29 – subscription)
– What Does It Take to Grow a Nonprofit? Teamwork and Capital (NPQ, 11/29)
You would think that after 80 years, this trick would get old…