The goal of this report is threefold. The first goal is to value the narratives of the often unspoken and unwritten origin stories of The City of Dallas and Dallas County. These historical narratives are as important as any data, and should be acknowledged when doing work in communities of color and creating policy. The second goal is to share the beginning of a larger and more expansive Community Racial History (as stated in the W.K. Kellogg TRHT Implementation Guidebook), which is a historical analysis of the attitudes, policies and practices of place and race.
The third goal is to share the results of our Community Visioning Sessions, which were opportunities for Dallas TRHT to listen to the community, and for us to be led by the communities' shared vision of a Dallas without racism. This report is not designed to serve as a complete or exhaustive history of Dallas. This is a part of the foundation upon which erased or undertold community narratives will be built, including the story of the Hispanic/Latinx community, the Asian community, the Jewish community, the Muslim community and many more to come.
In gratitude to the people of Dallas,
Executive Director, Dallas TRHT