Racial Equity

The fair allocation of opportunity and resources, regardless of race and ethnicity, and no more than a fair share of society’s burdens within systems and settings that support rather than undermine positive development. Put into practice, this would mean that all people, including youth and adults of color, have: genuine voice in policy agenda-setting and decision making; real opportunity in the opportunity marketplaces of employment, housing, and education; equal opportunity to build wealth and invest in the future; no disproportionate concentration of environmental hazards, involvement in the juvenile justice system, poor health conditions, and other negative factors; and access to systems and settings that incorporate the features that maximize positive development, as identified by developmental scientists.