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early age. Black youth are referred to juvenile court at two times their proportion in the
population. Once there, black youth are more likely to be kept in detention, waived to
adult court, and incarcerated. Comparing white youth with minorities charged with the
same offenses, we see that Latinos are three times as likely and blacks six times as likely to
be incarcerated as their white peers.19 19. Eileen Poe-Yamagata and Michael A. Jones, “And Justice for Some,” Building Blocks for Youth
(April 2000): 12. 32 I M P L I C AT I O N S A N D C O N C L U S I O N S 33 R ACIAL EQUITY ITSELF
NEEDS TO BE A PRIORITY
OBJECTIVE OF ANYONE
COMMITTED TO PROMOTING
SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND
POLITICAL JUSTICE. W H AT D O E S A S T R U C T U R A L
R A C I S M P E R S P E C T I V E I M P LY F O R
COMMUNITY BUILDING AND
R E L AT E D S O C I A L J U S T I C E W O R K ?
he structural racism framework describes the many mechanisms that perpetuate
the link between race and well-being in America. It looks critically at the
socioeconomic, political, cultural, geographic, and historical contexts in which
people of color are located, and demonstrates how and why those contexts affect
individual and family outcomes. T For those in the community building a...
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