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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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