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This article comes at a critical juncture in US's history as racialized people continue to fight for protection of their human and civil rights, many of which were legally gained only with passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voter Rights Act. Despite decades of legislative promises to end discrimination in educational opportunities, employment, housing, and the judicial system, racialized youth are more likely to attend schools that lack quality resources, including credentialed teachers, rigorous courses, qualified guidance counselors, and extracurricular activities; to face harsher disciplinary actions; and to drop out of school. The unemployment rate for Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans is consistently higher than for whites. Discrimination against Blacks, Latinos, and Asians looking for housing persists in subtle forms like being refused an appointment to see a home or being shown fewer available units than whites with similar qualifications (Dewan 2013).


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