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Just ten African American women have ever held statewide executive offices, such as secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, or lieutenant governor. No black woman has ever been elected governor. Today, ten states have no black women in their … Continue reading
The number of private-sector jobs in the United States is growing faster than public-sector jobs across all levels of government – 2.1% compared to just 0.4% over the past twelve months. In fact, local government employment, the largest segment of … Continue reading
Webinar: Talking Race, Talking Place: The Relationship between Our Government, Our Communities, and Changing Our Racial Narrativesby Public Works on December 3, 2015 in December 2015 eNewsletter
In December 2015, Public Works hosted its most popular webinar to date. In case you missed it, here’s your chance to watch a recording of it. You can also view the presentation slides here. Later in the webinar, the presenters … Continue reading
A new Gallup poll says 52% of Americans say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the police. While that is a majority, the percentage is the lowest it’s been since 1993, a year after … Continue reading
Another Gallup poll—conducted a few weeks after the tragedy in Charleston—found an increase in the percentage of Americans who name race relations or racism as the most important problem facing the country. It’s up to 9% in Gallup’s July poll, … Continue reading
Our colleagues from Governing for Racial Equity, in particular Julie Nelson, have published some great articles lately on their approach to encouraging and equipping governmental bodies to tackle racial inclusion in their communities. Nelson connects this work to widely shared … Continue reading