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The structural racism perspective seems like a huge challenge to current ways of
working on equity and justice. Can we really expect community builders, social
policymakers, and their colleagues to adopt this perspective?
A structural racism framework does challenge many mainstream approaches to poverty.
And to community builders already overwhelmed by multiple programmatic and
operational challenges, deliberate incorporation of broad structural racial factors into the
work is indeed daunting. Yet, we can see how structural racism undermines the success of
community builders and others working to reduce poverty. Raising the proﬁle and
centrality of racial equity, though difﬁcult at times, is not a choice: it is a requirement in
order for us, as a nation, to be able to make signiﬁcant improvements in the quality of life
of children, families, and communities. Though it can seem immense, the structural racism framework offers community builders
and social justice activists a way to move fo...
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- Spring '14