Racial Equity

“Every resident of the District should be able to get what they need to be successful regardless of where they begin in life, or regardless of where they reside.”

— Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie


The data is clear:

  • The median annual income for white families in D.C. is $120,000, while just $41,000 for Black families.

  • The average white household in the region has a net worth of $284,000 while the average Black household is just $3,500.


The answer lies in reorienting our policies to consider race, equity, and social justice as fundamental principles in policy-making and that will allow everyone in the District full and equal access to the opportunities for growth in D.C. Councilmember McDuffie has been a leading voice on the District of Columbia Council to take active measures to undermine systemic inequities that exist in our institutions and our society.

Councilmember McDuffie led the Council to pass, unanimously, a Sense of the Council Resolution on Establishing Race, Equity, and Social Justice.

Councilmember McDuffie has led the Council toward joining the Government Alliance on Racial Equity, nationwide network of municipal governments that are taking proactive steps to address racial inequity. Councilmember McDuffie has facilitated a training administered by GARE attended by Councilmembers and staff in the Wilson Building.

Councilmember McDuffie has convened a Racial Equity Working Group of leaders in business, philanthropy, education, non-profits, and community members.