Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of Black leaders from our region and beyond, as well as engage in conversations about how to better support Black community members today.
Our state has the most upside-down tax code in the nation. Coupled with a pandemic that’s lasted nearly 2 years, this has widened income inequality and deprived cities of the resources they need to recover. The solution? Progressive revenue.
Even after serving their sentences, low-income and BIPOC defendants are buried under lifelong Washington court debts that exacerbate racial inequity and prevent people from achieving stability post-incarceration. YWCA is advocating in 2022 to change this injustice with a bill in the Washington Legislature.
For race and social justice work, the terms "ally" and "accomplice" are often used to describe those who come from places of privilege and their relationship to marginalized groups and individuals. In order to move your race and social justice work from theory to action, it's important to realize that these terms are not interchangeable.