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While the Bay Area has better outcomes than most counties, Marin & San Francisco also have some of the worst disparities in the state.Explore Disparity Rankings
Of the seven RACE COUNTS issue areas, Crime and Justice has the greatest racial disparity.Explore Crime and Justice Data
California employers are least likely to pay Latinx, American Indian / Alaska Native, and Black workers a living wage.Learn More About Racial Disparities in Economic Opportunity
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New RACE COUNTS Webinar On 11/7 Will Highlight Findings And Recommendations From 2023 Annual Report
Please join the Catalyst California RACE COUNTS team on a webinar on 11/7 from 12:00pm-1:00pm PT as they share key findings and recommendations from the RACE COUNTS 2023 Annual Report. The report provides community-based organizations, policy makers, philanthropy, and advocates with valuable information about the state of racial disparity in California. During the webinar, the team will uplift data and findings from our county rankings and regional analysis, as well as for key RACE COUNTS indicators. The RACE COUNTS team will be joined by partners from Faith In The Valley and The Children’s Partnership who will share information about the work that they are doing to advance racial justice.
Schools suspend Black students across the state more than twice as often as the average student.
RACE COUNTS 2023 Annual Report
RACE COUNTS is a groundbreaking initiative that shines a spotlight on the harsh realities faced by communities of color in California, across critical areas such as housing, education, economic opportunities, and incarceration. The 2023 Annual Report unveils the data, the challenges, and most importantly, the opportunities for change. In addition, the report also uplifts stories of organizations working on the ground to advance racial equity and offers policy recommendations for reducing racial disparities.
of Black Californians spend over 30% of their income on rent
Motivated By Data, Marin County Faces Racial Disparity Head On
When RACE COUNTS released its first report in 2017, it revealed that Marin County was the most racially disparate county in California. Since then, the people of Marin County have been working to address racial disparities in their community.
Marin County’s 2023 racial disparity ranking
Innovative Partnership Uplifts Data And Stories Of American Indian / Alaska Native Resilience
The California Native Vote Project, in partnership with the California Consortium for Urban Indian Health, RACE COUNTS, and a team of American Indian / Alaska Native (AIAN) contributing authors, developed a ground breaking report highlighting not only data on AIAN disparities but, more importantly, also stories of AIAN resilience.
American Indian / Alaska Native Californians. California has the largest AIAN population in the country.
Organizations Working In California’s Communities Of Color Partner With RACE COUNTS To Address COVID-19 Disparities
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, community-based organizations (CBOs) working in California’s communities of color were stepping up to support vulnerable residents at risk of and impacted by COVID-19. In an effort to spark public system action and to uplift the inequities they were seeing on the ground, CBOs collaborated with RACE COUNTS to conduct timely research on COVID-19 disparities. This research resulted in two reports, How Race, Class, and Place Fuel a Pandemic and Prioritizing an Equitable COVID-19 Recovery for Our Highest-Need Communities.
The amount L.A. allocated towards the County COVID-19 Equity Fund to provide resources to small grassroots organizations working on the frontlines to address COVID inequities.
PUSH LA Coalition and RACE COUNTS Partner to Transform Traffic Stops in Los Angeles
In the heart of the multiracial community that makes up L.A., a movement took root—one driven by the passionate pursuit of justice and eradicating racial disparities in traffic stops. A group of advocates united to form PUSH LA and reshape a system marred by racial disparities. In partnership with the PUSH LA, RACE COUNTS analyzed data on L.A.P.D. stops and arrests, specifically arrests for vehicle code charges, from 2018-2020.
Compared to White Angelenos, Black Angelenos are 5x more likely to be stopped and nearly 9x more likely to be arrested for traffic violations.
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