Racial equity is the focus of new DC bill: inequality, gentrification – Curbed DC – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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A pending bill authored by Ward 5 D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie would require the District government to explicitly consider racial equity when evaluating “programs, policies, and practices,” starting as early as next year. This kind of consideration would be formalized through a new tool to be designed by D.C.’s Office of Budget and Planning, and, according to McDuffie, it would help boost outcomes for the city’s historically marginalized communities.

“Decades of structural and institutional racism in the District, and to be sure, in America, has created widespread racial inequities, which are pervasive and exist across all indicators for success, including

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