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Unformatted text preview: ution, or policy needs to be activated to preserve the current way
of operating: it is built in. Structural racism identiﬁes the ways in which that system is
maintained, even as it is contested, protected, and contested again. 10. Logan, “Separate and Unequal.”
11. For a short summary of leading court decisions on desegregation between 1895 and 1995, see Applied
Research Center, 46 Years after Brown v. Board of Ed: Still Separate, Still Unequal (Oakland, Calif.: Applied Research
Center, 2000, research brief), 10–11.
12. Erica Frankenberg and Chungmei Lee, “Race in American Public Schools: Rapidly Resegregating School
Districts” (Cambridge, Mass.: Civil Rights Project, Harvard University, August 2002), 5. 25 M ODERN RACISM IS
EMBEDDED IN THE
NORMAL ROUTINES OF
OUR PRIVATE LIVES AND
OUR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. RACIALIZED PUBLIC POLICIES AND
he backdrop of white privilege, national values, and contemporary culture is the
context within which our major institutions, or opportunity areas—such as
health care, education, the labor market, the criminal justice system, or the
media—operate today. While we expect t...
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