The Groundwater Approach: Building a Practical Understanding of Structural Racism

Developed by Bayard Love and Deena Hayes-Greene from the Racial Equity Institute, the Groundwater Approach is a metaphorical framework for analyzing racism in the United States. Examples in this document, embedded below, can help deepen understandings of the manifestations of institutional racism. We hope that this resource sparks reflections and inspires you to consider changes you can make to “the groundwater” in your own work.