Drawing research from a range of sources, including The Johns Hopkins University, the Altarum and consultants from Michigan State University, Brandeis University and Harvard University, this report estimates the potential economic benefits of seizing opportunities in actively promoting equity and addressing racial and ethnic inequities in Michigan.
The report also outlines the current realities and legacy effects of racial and ethnic inequities across the state.
"Racial inequities are caused by the unequal distribution of resources and opportunities, and affect health, education, earnings and other life outcomes. This costs Michigan billions of dollars in lost economic potential," said Ani Turner, deputy director of the Center for Sustainable Health Spending at the Altarum. "One third of Michigan's younger generation are people of color, so tackling the obstacles that put children of color at a disadvantage is not only the right thing to do, it could be a significant driver of our collective social and economic well-being."
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