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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.
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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This document was uploaded on 02/06/2014.
- Spring '14