Grand Challange #9 – Achieve equal opportunity and justice
In the United States, people of color are less healthy, wealthy, and educated. They are disproportionately victims of crime and are over-represented in foster care, juvenile justice, special education, and other systems. Social work must address the historical social and ethical challenges of racial injustice, deconstruct unhelpful stereotypes, dismantle structural inequality, and expose institutional racist practices. By developing and disseminating creative, empirically based evidence, strategies, policies, and training, we can create a dramatically more just and equitable society.