White Privilege

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White privilege, or ‘historically accumulated white privilege,’ refers to whites’ historical and contemporary advantages in access to quality education, decent jobs, liveable wages, homeownership, retirement benefits and wealth. Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change

Institutional Racism

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Policies and practices, within and across institutions, that intentionally or not, produce outcomes that chronically favor or put a racial group at a disadvantage. Examples can be found in our school disciplinary practices, our criminal justice system and in many employment sectors with regard to hiring, firing and promotions. The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community… Read more »


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The separation or division of a municipality into districts, the regulation of buildings and structures in such districts in accordance with their construction and the nature and extent of their use, and the dedication of such districts to particular uses designed to serve the general welfare. Today, the concept of a mix of uses in… Read more »