Welcome to True Colors United’s Racial Equity Toolkit. True Colors United is a nonprofit organization that implements solutions to youth homelessness by focusing on the unique experiences of LGBTQ youth, youth of color, and other groups harmed by historical inequities. We developed this toolkit through the specific lens of youth homelessness in America, which has a long history of racism that has led to wide-ranging consequences for young people. However, we believe that the topics and concepts covered in this toolkit can apply to all individuals from all sectors, because no American system or institution is exempt from its history of racial inequity.
This toolkit is the result of a concerted internal effort to meaningfully live the values we champion to others. This is our first external-facing resource on the subject. Above all, we hope that this toolkit is a starting point for you and your organization, rather than a signal that you have crossed the finish line.