Pocket Guide: Equity to Reduce the Racial Wealth Gap

This pocket guide is for use by policy advocates, lawmakers, and program administrators to review whether a proposed policy or program advances equity, specifically racial equity, to help reduce the racial wealth gap. Prioritizing racial equity creates inclusive economic prosperity, especially for economically and socially disadvantaged individuals, families, and small businesses in underserved areas affected by systemic oppression. 

Content adopted from Pocket Guide developed by Financial Inclusion for All Illinois (FIAI) and the following organizations: FIAI Steering Committee and Racial Wealth Gap Committee: Heartland Alliance, Small Business Majority, LISC Chicago, COFI (Community Organizing and Family Issues), POWER-PAC IL, JARC Chicago (Jane Addams Resource Corporation), Legal Action Chicago, Woodstock Institute