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July 21, 2020
Medical racism is the systematic and wide-spread racism against people of color within the medical system. It includes both the racism in our society that makes Black people less healthy, the disparity in health coverage by race, and the biases held by healthcare workers against people of color in their care.

How White Consumption Pollutes Black Communities

April 30, 2019
Consumption of products by white Americans is producing pollution that overwhelmingly impacts non-white communities. This disparity between who causes the pollution, and who is forced to suffer from it, is an example of what’s called environmental racism and it has big implications on the health and safety of black neighborhoods like South Seattle.

How a license plate can send you to jail

March 19, 2019
"I was targeted." Former YWCA program participant Mindy Woods shares her story of how a discriminatory license suspension led to huge fines and her arrest, all for buying a used car that only had one license plate on it.

YWCA's Fight for Gender Equity

March 12, 2019
YWCA has a long history of being on the front line of pushing for gender equity in our community. In honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting a few of the major milestones of that work here in Washington state.

What Policies YWCA is Fighting for in 2019

January 8, 2019
The 2019 Washington State Legislative session starts next week, with legislators convening to begin tackling the issues facing our state. YWCA will be working hard to pass strong policies to improve the lives of women and communities of color across three areas of focus: housing, justice system reform, and economic empowerment.

We tell the stories of those with lived experiences of racism and sexism and invite supporters to take concrete actions to correct the root causes of disparity in our communities.

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