About Us

Race Forward & CSI (Center for Social Inclusion)


Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation has united with Center for Social Inclusion in 2017 to become the new Race Forward.

Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Founded in 2002, CSI catalyzes community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all.

The new Race Forward is home to the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.

Mass Freedom is a project of Race Forward, bridging movements to end the criminalization of people of color and share our vision for a better future. Together, we can build a democracy that is truly free.


Race Forward’s work on mass criminalization includes: