What is the UNITE Pinellas Collective?
Mission: Systemic change that generates racial and income fairness and equity.
Origin and Approach
The aftermath of the disparity data from the Failure Factory articles moved a group of organizations to consider the question of equity. Careful listening and analysis led to 3-prong approach aimed at changes to:
Social and Institutional Practices
Day-to-day practices that generate racially biased outcomes
Local state and national laws and regulations that allocate resources and influence access to opportunity
Traditional Narratives of Blame
Language, images, frames and cognitive cues that form the public’s conventional wisdom about race and poverty