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proposal of a heavier workload. Rather, it is a call to reexamine current goals and methods
from a racial equity vantage point, which would bring public policies, institutional
practices, and cultural assumptions into the foreground. Thus, for example, those who
now seek to expand provision of human services, or low-income housing, might come to
see policy analysis, and collective action on various levels to shape policy, as higher
priorities. They may also see more value in building strategic alliances beyond the ﬁeld’s
imagined boundaries to address other related policies and issues—such as tax and
regulatory practices, trade policies, social “safety net” provisions, or federal transportation 42 investment priorities—that tend to be off their screens. Or they might choose to work
more directly with the media to counteract negative racialized beliefs and images about
welfare or other public support programs and, more generally, to reframe dominant
images of poverty and disadvantage in America. . . . in post-World War II U.S. society, the racial attitudes of white
Americans involve a shift...
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- Spring '14