Center for Social Inclusion issues talking points on race and economic stimulus

January 30, 2009.  Center for Social Inclusion Issues Talking Points, Calls for Advocacy to Ensure that Economic Stimulus Does not Leave People of Color in the Cold.

The Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) has released a set of talking points intended to help racial justice advocate affect the implementation of economic stimulus, and to make sure that it is a fair and effective process.

“The stimulus package bypasses economic stimulus in communities of color, and in the current environment, that will harm us all,” says CSI Director Maya Wiley.  “But we can change that if we focus on advocacy at the state level.  States will be responsible for distributing the funds, and we can make sure that they do so in a racially inclusive and equitable way.”

Here are the talking points: