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Racial Equity

A turning point for Dr. King, and our nation

In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King received a call that would not only significantly change his view for the struggle for full citizenship, but expand his struggle from domestic to international and from American to a world view. Shortly after, the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act were the beginning of the end of blatant, legalized racism. While other movements would challenge inequities in the following decades, America has yet to end racism or any other “ism.”

The path to a unified community

After using dialogue to address poverty and build prosperity, residents of the rural town of Wagner, S.D., realized that there was something holding them back from making real progress: they needed to address the long history of racial inequity and tensions between the white people living in the town and the American Indians living nearby.

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Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.