There are hundreds of advocates in Florida, and across the nation, working on ending racial inequity in housing. With the Center for Racial Equity, the Florida Housing Coalition is declaring an internal and external commitment to work with intentionality to advance racial equity in Florida. We believe that our members, our banking and government-sponsored enterprise partners share a common interest in our mission to remedy the wrongs of redlining and we think that many of our local government clients would genuinely welcome the opportunity to make meaningful change in racial equity.
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Glossary of Shared Language
oppression, even those from which they may benefit in concrete ways.
Black Lives Matter6
Critical Race Theory 8
A person/family can experience Situational Poverty when their income and support is decreased due to a specific change—job loss, divorce, death, etc. While there can be a domino effect caused by this one significant change, this is often a temporary setback. This typically is not so with generational poverty.
Grandparental wealth is a unique predictor of grandchildren’s wealth, with five channels serving as the means of wealth transmission: gifts and bequests,
education, marriage, homeownership, and business ownership. Because of the advantages arising from intergenerational family wealth, African American households experience significant disadvantages in both wealth attainment and intergenerational wealth mobility compared to whites.
This process often increases the demand for housing and drives up prices, resulting in an increase in property values and the displacement of earlier, usually poorer residents.
Many anti-displacement activists define gentrification as a profit-driven, race, and class change of a historically disinvested neighborhood.
Gentrification without Displacement18
Race is a social and political construct created to categorize individuals based on physical characteristics. This categorization was created to give power and access to white people, while simultaneously disempowering and denying access and power to people of color.
As an outcome, racial equity is the condition that would be achieved if one’s racial identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares. When we use the term, we are thinking about racial equity as one part of racial justice, and thus we also include work to address root causes of inequities not just their manifestation. This includes elimination of policies, practices, attitudes and cultural messages that reinforce differential outcomes by race or fail to eliminate them.
As a process, we apply racial equity when those most impacted by racial inequity are meaningfully involved in the creation and implementation of the policies and practices that impact their lives.
Racism = race prejudice + social and institutional power
Racism = a system of advantage based on race
Racism = a system of oppression based on race
Racism = a white supremacy system