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the system,” that is, that American ideals of equal opportunity and meritocracy work
in much the same way for everyone? What mechanisms work to encourage the notion
that poor outcomes are the fault of unmotivated individuals, family break up, or the
culture of poverty, without connecting that information to broader structural factors?
Do we ﬁnd ourselves making racial or cultural group generalizations, or allowing
such generalizations to go unchallenged?
e Where do we ﬁt into, and help sustain, for instance, a media industry that
continually underrepresents or produces negative images of Americans of color?
e What role do social service, community development, or philanthropic organizations
play in the maintenance of racial inequality? Do programmatic and funding priorities
that focus only on remediating racial inequities distract us from the need to address
the sources of such inequities? What role do we expect employment initiatives to
play in a private sector that keeps African Americans and Latinos at the vulnerable
end of the workforc...
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- Spring '14