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Unformatted text preview: . racist social conditions and institutions.
Lawrence Bobo, James R. Kleugel, and Ryan A. Smith, “Laissez-Faire Racism: The Crystallization of a ‘Kinder, Gentler’ Anti-Black
Ideology,” in Racial Attitudes in the 1990s: Continuity and Change, ed. Steven A. Tuch and Jack K. Martin (Greenwood, Conn.:
Praeger, 1997), 15–44. Inattention to racial equity has limited the success of community builders. Continued
underattention to race risks undermining future work. The structural racism framework
posits that raising the proﬁle and centrality of racial equity will increase the likelihood that
community builders will succeed in improving the well-being of children, families, and
communities. 43 STRUCTURAL RACISM AND COMMUNITY BUILDING:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is structural racism?
The term structural racism is used to describe the ways in which history, ideology, public
policies, institutional practices, and culture interact to maintain a racial hierarchy that
allows the privileges associated with whiteness...
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