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The Consequences of Structural Racism, Concentrated Poverty, and Violence on Young Men and Boys of Color

April 1, 2011

Defining violence broadly as "systemic injury directed against a group or geographic area," this research brief describes the scope of violence that black young men and boys face as a result of structural conditions. It recommends policy for addressing both the root causes of violence and the trauma that people are facing right now.

Boys and Men of Color; Civic Engagement and Advocacy; Crime and Justice; Discrimination; Neighborhoods and Communities

The Equity Scorecard: A Process for Building Institutional Capacity to Educate Young Men of Color

April 1, 2010

This chapter in Changing Places: How Communities Will Improve the Health of Boys of Color presents the Equity Scorecard -- a process of discovering and addressing institutional factors of inequality. Challenges faced by black and Latino men in higher education derive from the educational system, not just student behavior. Using an evidence-based and data-driven approach, educators can reform their practices to reduce equity gaps.

Boys and Men of Color; Discrimination; Education

Minding the Gap: Strategic Philanthropy and the Crisis Among Black Young Men and Boys

April 1, 2010

This chapter in "Changing Places: How Communities Will Improve the Health of Boys of Color" explores philanthropy's response to the crisis among black young men and boys. Since 1990, overall funding has fluctuated significantly and failed to reach necessary levels. In addition, there are low levels of investment among "new" philanthropists who entered the field after 1980. The authors offer recommendations to overcome these barriers.

Civic Engagement and Advocacy; Crime and Justice; Discrimination; Education; Employment; Fatherhood; Philanthropy

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