Founded in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, as countless Black residents waited for government help that would never come, Color Of Change has gone on to become the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. Over 1.4 million members drive campaigns and initiatives that move decision-makers in corporations and government agencies to create a less hostile world for Black people in America.
Color Of Change targets the entrenched racism that people of color find in their everyday lives, wherever they live — in the workplace and the economy, the criminal justice system, the media, politics, and beyond.
Ultimately, Color Of Change is working to change the rules — some spoken, some unspoken — that govern our society. Systemic racism ensures that people of color live in a state of permanent disadvantage when it comes to things like moving through the educational system, the economy, the healthcare system, and so much more. Our society needs restructuring.
To do that, Culture Of Change mobilizes its members to end practices and systems that hold Black people back. For example, it is working to transform the criminal justice system by building a prosecutor accountability movement that forces elected prosecutors to work on behalf of the communities they represent, increasing Black voter participation, and ensuring accurate, diverse, empathetic and human portrayals of Black people on television and throughout the media landscape.
We’re honored to be working with Color Of Change to empower people of color all over the country.