Race and Social Equity : A Nervous Area of Government.

By: Gooden, Susan TMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317461456Subject(s): Equality -- Government policy -- United States | Public administration -- Social aspects -- United States | Social justice -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Race and Social Equity : A Nervous Area of GovernmentDDC classification: 303.372 LOC classification: HN65 -- .G663 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- 1. Nervousness, Social Equity, and Public Administration -- Race and Social Equity: A "Nervous Area of Government" -- Why Focus on Race? -- Social Equity, Public Administration, and Notions of American Democracy -- Conclusion -- References -- 2. The Saturation of Racial Inequities in the United States -- Housing -- Education -- Environment -- Conclusion -- References -- 3. Nervousness Within Individual Public Administrators -- Race Talk at Work -- Conversational Avoidance -- Strategic Colorblindness -- Assimilation -- Conversational Variability -- Personal Experience -- Cultural Pluralism -- Multicultural Mosaic -- Conclusion -- References -- 4. Nervousness in Public Sector Organizations -- Organizational Culture -- Organizational Values and Goals -- Organizational Socialization -- Organizational Leadership and Change -- Organizational Discourse -- Organizational Learning and High Performance -- Conclusion -- References -- 5. Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative -- Beginning Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative -- Implementing Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative -- Acknowledging Institutional Racism -- Citywide Employee Training on Race and Racism -- Developing Agency Plans -- Results from the Race and Social Justice Initiative -- Sustaining the Work -- Conclusion -- References -- 6. Assessing Agency Performance: The Wisconsin Experience -- Public Administration and Social Equity -- Assessing Social Equity in Governmental Services -- Contemporary Welfare Policy and Race -- Findings from Wisconsin Works -- Conceptual Model for Racial Disparities Analysis Within Agencies -- Conclusion -- Appendix 6.1. Interview Protocol -- Notes -- References -- 7. Making Racial Equity Work Visible: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
About the EPA -- Establishing the Office of Environmental Justice -- EPA Mission, Leadership, and Strategic Planning -- Implementing the Work: Operational Structure, Programs, and Activities -- Environmental Justice 2.0: Environmental Justice in Action -- Conclusion -- References -- 8. Assessing Racial Equity in Government -- Racial Equity Analysis -- Assessing Racial Equity in Government -- Evaluating Racial Equity Performance -- Conclusion -- References -- 9. Beyond the Diversity Plan: Overcoming Racial Nervousness Within MPA Programs -- NASPAA Standards -- Culture vs. Climate -- Performing a Cultural Audit -- Focusing on Program Specifics -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 10. Nervousness in a Comparative Context -- Government Apologies -- Comparative Nervousness -- Racial Discrimination and the United Nations -- Conclusion -- References -- 11. Principles for Conquering Nervousness in Government -- Principle 1 -- Principle 2 -- Principle 3 -- Principle 4 -- Principle 5 -- Principle 6 -- Principle 7 -- Principle 8 -- Principle 9 -- Principle 10 -- References -- Index -- About the Author.
Summary: In this compelling book the author contends that social equity--specifically racial equity--is a nervous area of government. Over the course of history, this nervousness has stifled many individuals and organizations, thus leading to an inability to seriously advance the reduction of racial inequities in government. The author asserts that until this nervousness is effectively managed, public administration social equity efforts designed to reduce racial inequities cannot realize their full potential.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- 1. Nervousness, Social Equity, and Public Administration -- Race and Social Equity: A "Nervous Area of Government" -- Why Focus on Race? -- Social Equity, Public Administration, and Notions of American Democracy -- Conclusion -- References -- 2. The Saturation of Racial Inequities in the United States -- Housing -- Education -- Environment -- Conclusion -- References -- 3. Nervousness Within Individual Public Administrators -- Race Talk at Work -- Conversational Avoidance -- Strategic Colorblindness -- Assimilation -- Conversational Variability -- Personal Experience -- Cultural Pluralism -- Multicultural Mosaic -- Conclusion -- References -- 4. Nervousness in Public Sector Organizations -- Organizational Culture -- Organizational Values and Goals -- Organizational Socialization -- Organizational Leadership and Change -- Organizational Discourse -- Organizational Learning and High Performance -- Conclusion -- References -- 5. Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative -- Beginning Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative -- Implementing Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative -- Acknowledging Institutional Racism -- Citywide Employee Training on Race and Racism -- Developing Agency Plans -- Results from the Race and Social Justice Initiative -- Sustaining the Work -- Conclusion -- References -- 6. Assessing Agency Performance: The Wisconsin Experience -- Public Administration and Social Equity -- Assessing Social Equity in Governmental Services -- Contemporary Welfare Policy and Race -- Findings from Wisconsin Works -- Conceptual Model for Racial Disparities Analysis Within Agencies -- Conclusion -- Appendix 6.1. Interview Protocol -- Notes -- References -- 7. Making Racial Equity Work Visible: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

About the EPA -- Establishing the Office of Environmental Justice -- EPA Mission, Leadership, and Strategic Planning -- Implementing the Work: Operational Structure, Programs, and Activities -- Environmental Justice 2.0: Environmental Justice in Action -- Conclusion -- References -- 8. Assessing Racial Equity in Government -- Racial Equity Analysis -- Assessing Racial Equity in Government -- Evaluating Racial Equity Performance -- Conclusion -- References -- 9. Beyond the Diversity Plan: Overcoming Racial Nervousness Within MPA Programs -- NASPAA Standards -- Culture vs. Climate -- Performing a Cultural Audit -- Focusing on Program Specifics -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 10. Nervousness in a Comparative Context -- Government Apologies -- Comparative Nervousness -- Racial Discrimination and the United Nations -- Conclusion -- References -- 11. Principles for Conquering Nervousness in Government -- Principle 1 -- Principle 2 -- Principle 3 -- Principle 4 -- Principle 5 -- Principle 6 -- Principle 7 -- Principle 8 -- Principle 9 -- Principle 10 -- References -- Index -- About the Author.

In this compelling book the author contends that social equity--specifically racial equity--is a nervous area of government. Over the course of history, this nervousness has stifled many individuals and organizations, thus leading to an inability to seriously advance the reduction of racial inequities in government. The author asserts that until this nervousness is effectively managed, public administration social equity efforts designed to reduce racial inequities cannot realize their full potential.

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Susan Tinsley Gooden is a professor of public administration and public policy in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs and executive director of the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and has published widely in the areas of social equity and social policy. A native of Martinsville, Virginia, she received an AS in natural science from Patrick Henry Community College, a BA in English from Virginia Tech, and an MA in political science from Virginia Tech. She received her PhD from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

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