Basically, I suppose it would be good to have an organization to go to when racial harassment on the job is not effectively dealt with by an employer, when supervisors and management sweep things under the rug instead of honestly dealing with legitimate complaints because they don't want to risk having the situation escalate to the point where activism and lawsuits are threatened by the person that has the advantage of "empowerment" behind them. Discipline is meted out much more cautiously to a member of an empowered group than it is to a member of a non-empowered group.
It would also be a good thing, I think, to have organizations that offer scholarships to scholastically deserving kids, regardless of race and ethnicity and not because of race and ethnicity. I remember when my girls were in high school they brought home the paperwork for all the scholarships and grants that were being made available by different organizations for college, about 15 different ones, If I recall correctly. We couldn't even apply for a single one because we did not fit any of the "official" minority classifications, even though in Philadelphia, we are a decided minority. I don't know, maybe things have become a bit more equitable in the past eight years?
I also had to pay for bus tokens for my girls to go to school, whereas the Black kids got their bus tokens for free, due to some convoluted compromise that was reached with the school district because the school district couldn't provide enough school buses to accomodate all those who applied for busing. It didn't even matter that the Black kids were not coming from outside of the area to a so-called White school. It was a predominately Black school. But if they were Black they got free tokens. If they were White they had to pay for them. My oldest daughter had a similar first and last name as one of her Black fellow students, and she was mistakenly assigned a pack of free tokens and received a notice to go to the cafeteria at such and such a time to pick them up. Not knowing that a mistake had been made, she thought that maybe because of my low income and single mom status at the time, she somehow qualified. Wrong. When she showed up and the counselor saw that she was White, she lost her designation for free tokens, with an apology for the mix-up due to the similar names (this other girl also lived much closer to school and didn't even really need tokens, but since they were free, to her at least, hey, why not take them? The money that paid for them came out of the school district portion of city homeowner's real estate taxes, so I helped pay for the free tokens as well as paying full price for my own kids' tokens.) This situation was a clear abuse of the intent of the original busing program, and a clear waste of taxpayer money. It would have been nice to have had some organization, with political clout behind it, that could have addressed the issue.
I've also thought that it would be good to have made available groups similar to the Future Minority Business Leaders and Future Minority Entrepreneurs of America. Maybe some type of organization willing to fund programs such as these for any intereseted kids who don't qualify for the other programs because they aren't of an "officially" designated minority?
You know, just general all-around advocacy type organizations that other minorities have available to them.