News Release

New “How We Rise” blog offers policy solutions to upend structural racism and inequality

Thursday, June 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – The murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis coupled with the devastating impacts of COVID-19—a disease disproportionately affecting Black communities—have forced the country to confront tough realities about police brutality, the justice system, wealth gaps, and education and health disparities, among other issues.

How We Rise

Today, the Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion (RPI) Initiative at Brookings has officially launched How We Rise—a new policy blog focused on solutions to upend structural racism and create a more equitable society for all.

Additionally, this afternoon at 2:00 p.m., RPI will host a webinar featuring Brookings experts Camille Busette, Makada Henry-Nickie, Rashawn Ray, and President Gen. John R. Allen, USMC, Ret., for a conversation on anti-racist policy approaches to jobs, health, education, and other arenas that would support the well-being and success of communities of color. Watch here: Viewers can submit questions for speakers by emailing [email protected] or via Twitter at @BrookingsGov by using #HowWeRise.

In the coming days and over time, How We Rise will explore a wide range of issues at the intersection of race and public policy. Be sure to check back for more research and analysis and sign up here to receive future updates via the How We Rise newsletter.

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