Racial Justice and Civil Rights
For more than 150 years, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action to protect the rights of all women and girls.
The Elimination of Racism
The YWCA supports policies that contribute to the elimination of racism. This includes but is not limited to policies that eliminate racial profiling, increase immigrant rights, retain and strengthen affirmative action, reduce hate crimes and result in increased education on racism and its elimination.
The YWCA supports the maintenance and strengthening of affirmative action laws to protect people from discrimination on the basis of race and gender.