The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is the City’s commitment to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity in Seattle.

When RSJI began in 2004, no U.S. city had ever undertaken an effort that focused explicitly on institutional racism.

Since that time, Minneapolis, Madison (WI), Portland (OR), and King County, among others, have all established their own equity initiatives.

Across the United States, local governments are acknowledging that race matters.

The movement for racial equity includes grassroots community, organizations, philanthropy, governments and other institutions. We all have different roles to play; we are all working together to end structural racism and achieve racial equity.

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