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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s America Healing effort supports programs that promote racial healing and address racial inequity, with the goal of ensuring that all America’s children have the equitable and promising future they deserve. The work fosters racial healing by changing hearts and minds, chipping away at the deeply held and unconscious biases that cause the structural inequities.

The data and comprehensive analysis outlined in the pages ahead demonstrate how race, class, residential segregation and income levels all work together to hamper access to opportunity. With these proof points in hand, our partners across the country voice their concerns for vulnerable children and families – to find the support needed to advance racial healing and racial equity.

While our investments in action-oriented research have highlighted the impact of racial inequity on vulnerable children, this ground-breaking report shows the potential benefits to all Americans when racial equity is achieved. I hope that in reading this report, you will gain a deeper awareness and understanding myriad of ways racial inequity impacts us all, but importantly the opportunities available for a brighter, more equitable future.