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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
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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- Spring '14