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Unformatted text preview: omes does the structural racism framework aspire to? What is the
vision of a racially equitable community?
Undoubtedly, there is no single model of an equitable community that will satisfy
everyone and a structural racism perspective conjures up a number of alternative futures 47 for social change—some more realistic than others. The desired outcome is racial equity:
fair allocation of opportunity and resources, regardless of race and ethnicity, and no more
than a fair share of society’s burdens. Put into practice, this would mean that all people,
including people of color, have:
e a genuine voice in setting the agenda for policy and in decision making;
e real opportunity in the marketplaces of employment, housing, and education;
e equal opportunity to build wealth and invest in the future;
e no disproportionate concentration of involvement in the criminal justice system, poor health conditions, exposure to environmental hazards, victimization by
predatory lenders, or other negative facto...
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- Spring '14