Applying a Racial Equity Analysis

CHF staff is contributing short one-pagers that apply a racial equity analysis to different issues. These one-pagers are not intended to provide solutions. Rather, they apply a lens to issues to give our partners a sense of the kinds of questions that they can ask to sharpen their racial equity analysis. We hope these examples are helpful.

Applying a Racial Equity Analysis: Housing Capacity in the District of Columbia

April 26, 2018
By Yanique Redwood

Given the history of redlining and mortgage and employment discrimination faced by people of color, it would be important to prioritize the housing needs of these households when making recommendations for housing capacity in the District.

Applying a Racial Equity Analysis: Maternal Mortality in the District of Columbia

July 24, 2018
By Temi F. Bennett, Esq.

The District of Columbia has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country. Seventy-five percent of the maternal deaths recorded by D.C. health officials between 2014 and 2016 were of Black women. Maternal mortality is a health crisis for Black women, but rarely do we address root causes. Much of our focus is on access.

The Root of the Tipped Wage

August 22, 2016
By Yanique Redwood
The federal tipped minimum wage is $2.13 per hour. According to the Economic Policy Institute, tipped workers are more than twice as likely to fall under the federal poverty line, and nearly three times as likely to rely on food stamps, as the average worker. Tipped wages are unreliable as a source of income because they may change from shift to shift or from season to season.