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Kellogg Foundation launches online racial equity guide

May 12, 2014
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W.K. Kellogg Racial Equality Resource Guide
The W.K. Kellogg Racial Equity Resource Guide is an online directory of materials to help organizations working in the fields of “racial healing and racial equality.” Photo via racialequityresourceguide.org

There is now an easy-to-access guidebook to understanding racial inequality, courtesy of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

As part of its efforts to heal racial and social conflicts, WKKF recently launched an online, interactive resource guide offering learning materials, data and tools for individuals and organizations to better comprehend racial inequality and its impact on local communities. The guidebook will serve as a support to WKKF’s America Healing, a project the foundation launched in 2010 to “put the belief in a false human hierarchy based on physical characteristics and the racial and structural inequalities it creates behind us …”

"We are so pleased to offer this resource for the extended America Healing family of grantees and all those working for racial equity and to improve life outcomes for all children," said La June Montgomery Tabron, WKKF president and CEO. "This guide aggregates the leading practices in achieving racial equity from communities nationwide, allowing all of us to learn from one another's experiences and increase our effectiveness."

The new guidebook provides access to hundreds of documents, articles, research, books, organizations, media strategies and training curricula focused on helping both individuals and organizations find ways to establish racial healing and equality in their lives and communities. Users can search the guidebook, customizing materials for specific topics with a pre-made toolkit, or build a new toolkit to filter areas of focus to suit their needs and interests. Users can then save the material and download it as a PDF for downloading, printing and sharing.

The data in the guidebook represents “the collective insights, resources and tools of individuals and organizations that have been working to foster racial healing and racial equity in communities within our nation,” according to the site. The information and tools are sorted into the categories of organizations, guides and workshops, or resources, and the data is sorted into four categories of focus: racial healing, media and communications, research for action and organizational alliances.

Joanne Krell, vice president of communications at the foundation, called the guidebook an example of how technology can be used positively to distribute vital data throughout communities, making a powerful impact.

"Our new resource guide will provide grantees, scholars and community leaders with materials that will make their work more effective,” she said. “The bottom line is that we are hopeful that this technology will be a significant tool in the push for racial equity in America."

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