Racism and discrimination have no place in our society. We envision Greater Louisville as a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, and we can only achieve this vision if we all, together, work towards equity and denounce racism and violence.

On this page, you’ll find resources to help you learn about systemic racism and other ways to help bring about real change. We will be updating this content frequently.

How we do this is a work in progress and evolving every day.

Stop and Listen

In this video series, we ask you all to Stop and Listen to members of our staff as they share their stories in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and what it really means to them.



Metro United Way’s diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, programs, trainings, and more including Black Male Achievement, Racial Wealth Gap Simulations, and our Diversity Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series.

Metro United Way Racial Equity FAQs

Changing the Narrative for Boys & Men of Color

2019 State of Metropolitan Housing Report in Louisville

Racism. Where do you fall?

Health Impact Assessment of Expungement Policy in Kentucky

Equal Justice Initiative—Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police Violence

Center for Policing Equity—The Science of Justice: Race, Justice, and Police Use of Force

The National Museum of African American History and Culture—Talking About Race

Dear White People: Here Are 10 Actions You Can Take To Promote Racial Justice In The Workplace – forbes.com

Equity in the Center

Race Forward


Prosperity Now – Racial Wealth Equity

Public Health Resources for Understanding Environmental Racism

More books to read:

Resources for Families:

Resources for Educators, Students and Writers:

History of Why Black Lives Haven't Mattered, by Sheena Wright of United Way of NYC


Define ourselves by our aspirations, not our challenges: Next Narrative for Black America

Sign Color of Change’s petition to end the War on Black people

Sign the Color of Change petition to get #JusticeforFloyd  

Sign the Color of Change petition to get #JusticeforBre

Sign the Change.org petition to federally require psychological screenings for police employment

Donate to the Louisville bail project

Support Black-owned restaurants and other Black-owned businesses in Louisville.

Check-in with your Black friends (with something more thoughtful than just “how are you?”)

Have conversations that are difficult. It’s ok to be uncomfortable.



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