YWCA Metro St. Louis

Racial Justice

Racial Justice Imperative

It's a fact: racism continues to shape lives in the 21st century. It is part of our history as a community and a nation. Understanding racism - its construction, its impact, and our respective roles in dismantling it - engages us to create a different world, one without racism.

When there is racial justice, then a person's racial identity is no longer a reliable predictor of life outcomes. Racial justice means racial disparities in health, education, employment, housing, and criminal justice are eliminated. Eliminating racism and empowering women is the mission of the YWCA.

National YWCA Initiatives

Our Collective Power: A Persimmon Paper on the YWCA USA Mission to Eliminate Racism, published June 5, 2015, revised July 17, 2015

The Development of Racial Justice Movement within the YWCA

YWCA USA Theory of Change 2.01

Race (Still) Matters

Number of Women in Power Disproportionate to Their Numbers in General Population

Pay Gaps, Race and Gender

St. Louis Metro Racial Disparities Data