Social equity is relatively easy to define but much harder to accomplish. As a result, achieving social equity continues to be difficult in American society and across the globe. We present a case study of a collaborative effort by two nonprofits to conduct a program for public high schools and local law-enforcement agencies across the United States. The program was designed to acknowledge and address the historic harms that impact police-community relations. Our paper delineates the origins of the problem and our approach, presents data that demonstrate the positive impact the program had on bridging gaps, changing perceptions, and lessening social bias and inequity, and concludes with lessons learned.
Tarlton, Ed; Harper, Robert; Blessett, Brandi; Brian N. Williams; and Carter, Jarrad
"Addressing Social Inequity: A Case Study of Success,"
Journal of Public Management & Social Policy: Vol. 27
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.tsu.edu/jpmsp/vol27/iss1/6
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