South Florida has been built on the exploitation and marginalization of Black and Indigenous people. This has decimated wealth in these populations; for example, the median liquid asset value for Black Miamians is $11 as compared to $10,750 for Whites. It's a matter of life and death: children in Miami's Black communities live 15 fewer years than those in communities just a few miles away.
Policy change in Miami-Dade County will not be possible without addressing Miami's entrenched racial inequities. For this reason, we place racial justice front and center in every aspect of our policy platform.