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Unformatted text preview: he policies and practices of public and private institutions to be race neutral, they are inevitably influenced by this racialized context and, therefore, contribute to the production of racially disparate outcomes. T If background forces go unrecognized and unexamined, racial disparities such as those typically seen in the labor market and criminal justice systems are understood simply as unintended consequences of “neutral” or, by and large, “fair” industry policies and practices. Sorting and stereotyping reinforce this, as they work to legitimize, or at least explain, the inequitable outcomes in employment, housing, health care, education, and other opportunity areas. Following are some examples of how structural racism operates within the key areas of education, the labor market, and the criminal justice system. E DUCATION Public education is probably the national system that holds the greatest potential for reducing racial inequities over time. It is universally available and invests in ch...
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