This explains the differences between equality (which means everyone gets the SAME help) vs. equity (which means everyone gets what they need, so if I need both reading AND writing help, I will get both. That doesn’t give me an advantage…rather it brings me up to speed.
Racism happens on multiple levels simultaneously. This chart shows what happens at “micro” (individual) and “macro” (systems) levels. Individuals can demonstrate racism towards other people and groups of people. Big systems (like schools or prisons) can be racist towards various groups of color). When you link systems together (like housing policy and prisons), you see how working together, it is incredibly hard for formerly incarcerated people to get Section 8 housing.