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Racial Justice

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Welcome to the Racial Justice Practice Area! This practice area strives to strengthen civil legal aid’s capacity and skills to advance racial justice. In this section, you can access materials related to racial justice across multiple substantive areas. You will find articles, toolkits, webinars, slides, videos, and other resources to enhance your knowledge about racial justice and to provide guidance on how to apply a racial equity lens to your work. 

Join the Race Equity Coalition! The REC promotes racial justice advocacy in Massachusetts legal service programs by:

  • sharing ideas, tools and local initiatives
  • collaborating to recognize and eliminate systemic barriers to the advancement and inclusion of Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American people from low-income households
  • engaging in work that advances racial justice. 

The Race Equity Coalition meets approximately once a month and sends out a bimonthly newsletter. You can join the mailing group by logging into Mass Legal Services, clicking “Join Email Groups” and requesting group membership to the Race Equity Coalition. 

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¡Avancemos Ya! Persistent Economic Challenges and Opportunities Facing Latinos in Massachusetts

05/12/2022 - Trevor Mattos, Boston Indicators Phillip Granberry, Ph.D. and Vishaka Agarwal, Gastón Institute at UMass Boston - lock_open
Massachusetts is among the wealthiest states in the country, and yet Latino communities here have struggled economically relative to... Read more

Denial Is the Heartbeat of America: When have Americans been willing to admit who we are?

01/11/2021 - Ibram X. Kendi - lock_open
To say that the attack on the U.S. Capitol is not who we are is to say that this is not part of us, not part of our politics, not part of... Read more

A Long History of Affirmative Action - For Whites

01/01/2003 - California Newsreel - lock_open
Many middle-class white people, especially those of us from the suburbs, like to think that we got to where we are today by virtue of our... Read more

How race and religion have always played a role in who gets refuge in the US

04/29/2022 - Laura E. Alexander, Jane Hong, Karen Hooge Michalka and Luis A. Romero - lock_open
The different treatment of Ukrainian versus Central American, African, Haitian and other asylum seekers has prompted criticism... Read more