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Unformatted text preview: ice system is that they start at such an 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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