Go to Homepage Racial Inequity Drawdown (RID)
Key Terms will be listed in each section.
- When social, economic, and political opportunities and outcomes are not predicted by a person’s race. Racial equity falls under racial justice, which works to eliminate racial disparities resulting from individual, institutional, and structural racism. Ultimately creating a world where “people are able to achieve their full potential in life, regardless of race, ethnicity or the community in which they live.” (source)
- The complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine or intersect in the experiences of marginalized individuals and groups.
- Cutting edge technology with the potential to make substantial advances through science, engineering, and computation. The informal working definition of “deep tech” used internally at 50Y is “tech where you probably need PhDs on the team to pull it off.”
- The application of scientific knowledge to create tools, machines, and processes that expand beyond human capabilities.
Using equity as a lens:
- Achieving systematic equity requires “a complex combination of interrelated elements consciously designed to create, support and sustain social justice. It is a robust system and dynamic process that reinforces and replicates equitable ideas, power, resources, strategies, conditions, habits and outcomes.” (source)
Critical Race Theory
In their seminal book, Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, Delgado and Stefencic introduced critical race theory to the social sciences more broadly. Delgado and Stefencic claimed that critical race theory is based around the following premises:
- Racism is ordinary, not aberrational.
- Racism serves important purposes.