Racial Equity - Racial Justice

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Racial Equity - Racial Justice

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Racial Equity - Racial Justice - a group sponsored by Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change - is a shared effort at building community based capacity to address racialization, the growing racialization of poverty and the resulting increased level of social exclusion and marginalization as experienced by racialized communities across Ontario - Canada.

What is meant by the racialization of poverty ?

Racialized communities experience ongoing, disproportionate levels of poverty. In other words, people from Aboriginal and ethno-racial minority groups (communities of colour) are more likely to fall


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Racial Equity - Racial Justice - a group sponsored by Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change - is a shared effort at building community based capacity to address racialization, the growing racialization of poverty and the resulting increased level of social exclusion and marginalization as experienced by racialized communities across Ontario - Canada.

What is meant by the racialization of poverty ?

Racialized communities experience ongoing, disproportionate levels of poverty. In other words, people from Aboriginal and ethno-racial minority groups (communities of colour) are more likely to fall below such measures of poverty as the low income cut off (LICO) and to have related problems like poorer health status, inequitable learning outcomes, and disproportionately lower incomes levels as well as less well advantaged employment opportunities, than those members of our communities who are of European or Caucasian backgrounds. While it is possible for anyone to experience low income and reduced opportunities, individual and systemic racism plays a large role in creating such problems.

It is to make more real and visible this reality that the Racial Equity - Racial Justice Group has been established - to work to bring the spotlight and focus to bear on such discrimination - the institutional, structural and systemic discrimination that means that members of racialized communities ( people of colour ) are less likely to get jobs when equally qualified and are likely to make less income than their white peers, that means they are more likely to live and work in poor conditions, to have less access to healthcare, and to be victims of racial profiling and other forms of police violence.

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