Racially Equitable Outcomes as a Core Focus, City of Phila.

Posted by City of Philadelphia on August 31, 2021

The City of Philadelphia is pursuing a comprehensive approach to dismantle institutional racism, advance racial equity, and improve outcomes for all Philadelphians.

In signing Executive Order 1-20, among the first actions of his second term, Mayor Kenney mandated that City government focus on true equity—rather than just fairness or equality—as a core imperative to ensure that the City’s policies, services, and distribution of resources account for the different conditions of the communities we serve.

Government plays a critical role in creating and maintaining long-standing racial inequities through laws impacting voting rights, housing, criminal justice, education and more. Despite progress in dismantling explicit forms of discrimination, Philadelphians continue to experience significant racialized disparities across key indicators of success.

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Learn more about progress made on the City’s Racial Equity Strategy.

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