Racial Equity and Inclusion

The ethnic and racial diversity of the residents of the United States of America is one of the country’s unique strengths; however, Black, Latino, Pacific Islander, Native, and certain Asian American workers face wide racial inequities in educational attainment, employment, and income due to structural racism. Every person in this country deserves a fair shot at achieving economic stability and success. Skills policy alone can’t correct existing inequities, but it must be part of the solution.

Making racial equity an imperative for skills policy

By 2030, people of color will make up more than half of the national workforce. By 2044, most U.S. residents will be people of color. Racial diversity is a strength, and advancing equity is a moral and economic imperative.

We need state and federal skills policies that purposefully promote equitable opportunities and outcomes for workers of color so that workers, businesses, and the economy can thrive.

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The Roadmap for Racial Equity

NSC explores the racial and ethnic disparities in educational attainment and access; systemic barriers to equitable workforce training and quality employment; and why advancing equity is an economic and moral imperative.

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Skills for an Inclusive Economic Recovery

A set of generation-defining investments in inclusive skills policy can contribute to addressing the disproportionate impact of the economic crisis on communities who have long suffered inequities.

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