Structural racism sounds like it refers to whites

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Unformatted text preview: ical to the success of anti-poverty efforts. The structural racism perspective of America’s equity dilemma reveals that even after significant national investment in antipoverty (i.e., class-based) efforts, the race/class Gordian knot has not been untied. African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians remain highly underrepresented within the ranks of the middle and upper classes and still represent a disproportionate share of the poor. Moreover, research continues to point out ways in which being a person of color brings disadvantages, regardless of income level or class. The pervasiveness of racial profiling in law enforcement, hiring practices, educational tracking, home mortgage lending, real estate appraisals, health care access, and many other areas suggests that we 45 cannot yet analyze our society in race-neutral terms if we seriously want to address its inequities. Structural racism sounds like it refers to whites, African Americans, and Native Americans. Where do Asians and Latinos fit into this picture? Because it is a system for allocating social privileg...
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