RACE COUNTS measures the overall performance, amount of racial disparity, and impact by population size of every county in California. We found that the past still very much drives who has access to the promise of the Golden State.
Performance: How well all people are doing. For example, how high are Los Angeles County graduation rates?
Disparity: How well different racial groups in a county are doing compared to each other. For example, are Latinos graduating at the same rate as other groups in Los Angeles County?
Impact: The total population for each county and therefore how many people are affected. For example, how many people live in a county where graduation rates are high, but Black students don’t graduate as often as other racial groups?
Racial Equity (noun): Creating public institutions and policies that meet the needs of our changing demographics and level the playing field to create conditions for everyone in society to thrive.
Let’s be intentional about redesigning our state and fulfilling our true promise.
Advancement Project is a next generation, multiracial civil rights organization. In California, we build alliances and trust, use data-driven policy solutions, create innovative tools, and work alongside communities to ignite social transformation!