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needs to be accorded higher priority.
e Community building approaches are built on principles of cooperative problem
solving, collaboration, and common enterprise, whereas the structural framework
raises issues that imply challenging power and privilege.
e Many of the key leadership institutions in the social and economic development ﬁeld
(such as foundations, banks, corporations, research institutes) are themselves
products of historically racialized inequities in this country, and their ability to take
leadership on racial equity issues may not come naturally.21 A ﬁrst step is for organizations in the ﬁeld to ensure that they have their own house in
order. It is important for organizations to model racial equity internally if they are to take
responsibility for achieving such ends in the wider community. Resources exist to guide
organizations aiming to improve their ability to address racial issues and offer strategies
for leadership development, staff training, workforce diversiﬁcation, developing
knowledge about c...
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- Spring '14