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The 2016 Presidential Candidates and Racial Inequality

 The most significant problem facing people of color is the institutional and cultural racism which results in discrimination in access to services, goods and opportunities. Poor Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asian have different access to services, goods and opportunities than poor whites.  Middle class Blacks, Hispanics, Native American and Asians have different access to services, goods and opportunities than middle-class whites.

This is racial inequality.

 Racial Inequality can not be corrected using color-blind or class based remedies.   Improving the status of everyone will move everyone at the same pace. To remove racial disparities and establish equity,  programs have to consciously be structured so that racial  minorities are improved at a faster rate.

Presidential candidates should  be evaluated on how they will address racial inequality.

The most significant problem facing people of color is the institutional and cultural racism which results in discrimination in access to services, goods and opportunities. Poor Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asian have different access to services, goods and opportunities than poor whites.  Middle class Blacks, Hispanics, Native American and Asians have different access to services, goods and opportunities than middle-class whites. This is racial inequality.

Coming soon -
Assessment of Candidates "Written-Internet Based" Platform

Assessment of Presidential X's Platform on Eliminating Racial Inequality

 Racism, particularly institutional and structural racism, is still a significant problem in this society.  'Institutional racism involves polices, practices, and procedures of institutions that have a disproportionately negative effect on racial minorities’ access to and quality of goods, services, and opportunities. (aa)   Racial inequalities can not be eliminate through class based remedies alone.  Thus,  it is not unrealistic to expect the candidates to have a comprehensive plan for eliminating racial inequalities.   This assessment is not about which candidate's platform is best  but which candidate not only acknowledges the existence of racial disparities, but also includes a plan to eliminate racial inequalities.  The candidate may actually address a issue in away designed to improve access and quality for everyone but fails to discuss how they will eliminate racial inequalities. 

Remember this assessment is very narrow.  Be sure to read the candidate's platform (website)  to make a comprehensive assessment of the impact of their plans on you, your family and your community.

 

Grade Based on the following

Does the platform make “racial justice” a top level issue?                                                  35%

Does the platform identify the problem as institutional and systemic racism/discrimination?  25%

How well is the candidate’s platform likely to “eliminate racial inequalities"?                        3 0%

Does the platform address reparative justice?                                                                   10

Does the candidate’s platform support an anti-discrimination law for the 21st century

           based on ICERD and making all forms of racial discrimination illegal                         10%

 

 


 

The Candidate’s Platform 
ELIMINATING RACIAL INEQUALITIES

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Italic denotes language directly from the candidate's website and other official sources.

"No specific plans" means that there were no general plans addressing the specific issues.

"Addresses issue but no plan for eliminating racial inequalities" means the candidate discussed the issue but there was no specific plans for eliminating racial inequalities.

 

 

Civil Justice

 

Civil Rights and Human Rights

 

Criminal Justice

  • Police Brutality and Killings
  • Death Penalty
  • Sentencing Disparities
  • Racial Profiling
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Prisoner Re-entry
  • Mass Incarceration Private Prisons

 

Economic Development, Employment and Income

  • Business Ownership
  • Jobs
  • Employment
  • Incomes

 

Food Access and Quality

 

Education

  • k-12
  • School to Prison Pipeline 
  • Education, Occupational Schools
  • Education, College
  • Education, Professional Schools
  • Education, Law School
  • Education, Post-Graduate, PH.D

 

Environmental Racism including Water Quality and Access

 

Health

  • Health Status 
    • Disparities
    • Tobacco Control
    • Gun Control
  • Health Care
    • Insurance
    • Access and Quality
  • Long Term Care

 

Immigration

 

Media and Internet

 

Poverty, Wealth and Welfare

 

Property and Housing

 

Voting Rights

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