Our founding documents and ideals serve as an invitation, and responsibility, to continuously improve our democracy, and all are invited to join in the effort of perfecting our union. The reality is that despite its founding promises, our democracy has not adequately served all of us.
People of color in particular have often been excluded— implicitly and explicitly—from the political, social, and economic systems that support thriving families. This not only harms people of color but everyone in society. Despite living in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, nearly 100 million people, or one in three of us, are economically insecure.
Achieving a just and fair society where all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential is within our grasp if we work together to imagine a new future, understand the root causes of racial inequity, and design a nation where race no longer predicts outcomes. This work would not only improve our current reality but also reverberate for future generations.