Topos: Two Narrative Strategies for Engaging on Race

To promote policies that advance the wellbeing of Black and brown people – while centering race, not avoiding it – Topos’ research adds two approaches to the body of work on using communication as a tool of creating change. In short:

    • A barrier to policy support for some white people is a cycle of race dismissiveness that prevents them from listening to policy conversations on race; breaking through this cycle is the key to success.
    • A barrier to civic engagement for some Black and brown people is cynicism that change is possible; stories of collective action by and for Black and brown communities is key to success.
      Tags: Race, Government, The Economy
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