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What is Systemic Inequity

Narratives and Strategies of Effective Leadership in Community Colleges
Institutionally created and reinforced privilege for some types of people, and lack of privilege and access to resources for others. Examples of systemic (or structural) inequity are found in access to education, real estate, health care, housing, policing, et al).
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Hostos Community College: Elevating Justice in the South Bronx
Anne Babette Audant (Hostos Community College, CUNY, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-1790-7.ch009
Hostos Community College, one of 25 colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY), was created to address the under-education of South Bronx residents in 1968 in response to Puerto Rican and Black community activists who fought for the right to access higher education. More than fifty years later, Hostos remains rooted in the social justice and equity priorities that led to its founding: providing education to unlock a world of opportunities for students who predominantly come from the Bronx, where so many first- and second-generation immigrants arrive to make their American dreams come true. The Hostos Mission is the enduring framework for evidence-informed strategic planning at the “little college in the Bronx” that advances socio-economic mobility by providing its students with a liberal education and developing workforce skills.
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Challenging the Poverty Narrative Through Children's Literature
A system in which follows unjust practices based on known or unknown prejudice.
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