At Children's Law Center, we know that the District of Columbia cannot thrive without addressing the deeply racialized systems that have had and continue to have a devastating impact on the life opportunities of Black residents. From the District’s earliest days, systemic racism has blocked Black residents from homeownership, job opportunities, quality education and health care, to name just a few areas. The effect of this historical and often explicit exclusion is compounded by current day policies and is evident in continuing racial disparity in housing, income, educational success and health outcomes. That's why CLC executive director Judith Sandalow testified in support of the Racial Equity Achieves Results Amendment Act of 2019 (B23-38). Read the full testimony here.