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
St. Louis Metro Racial Disparities Data