What is a marginalized community?
Marginalized communities refer to groups of people who experience social, economic, and/or political exclusion or discrimination based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, or religion. These communities often face systemic disadvantages, limited access to opportunities, and unequal treatment in various aspects of life, including education, employment, healthcare, housing, and criminal justice. Marginalization can perpetuate cycles of poverty and restrict individuals’ ability to fully participate in society. Recognizing and addressing the unique challenges faced by marginalized communities is essential for promoting social justice, equity, and inclusivity, as well as dismantling the structures that perpetuate their marginalization. Appreciate the issues and opportunities to change the future in this series of videos.
Videos About Marginalized Communities
Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future is a video series that discusses issues surrounding racism and offers recommendations to combat inequality provided by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
Transgender? How to Change Your Legal Name and Gender Marker on Vital Records.
Attorneys explain to transgender people and their counsel how to change their name and gender on vital records and critical legal documents.
How to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession
Practical recommendations for professionals and law firms on increasing and retaining diverse people through mentoring, sponsorship, and recruiting efforts.
The Importance of Cultural Competence in Estate Planning
Estate lawyers discuss how cultural competence can help trust and estate attorneys be more effective with clients in their increasingly diverse law practices.
Gender Inequality in the Legal Profession
Explore the persistent challenges of gender inequality in the legal profession and learn about ongoing barriers and efforts to address this crucial issue.
Systemic Racism in the Legal Profession
A discussion of structural biases and practices in the legal profession that disproportionately disadvantage minority lawyers with recommendations to address.
40 Acres and a Mule: Reparations and the Estate Tax
An introduction to wealth disparity due to slavery and enacted under Jim Crow, the history of reparations and a possible solution to the wealth gap.
Black Farmers, Land Loss and the Racial Economic Gap
Insight into the inequity of intergenerational wealth of Black American farmers through discriminatory government programs and practices.
Heirs Property and Generational Land Loss
Experts discuss estates that did not clear probate, known as heirs’ property, its impact on people of color, and solutions to correct the issue.
Legal Options for Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities
Overview of options for those with special needs, including alternatives to guardianship, Supported Decision-Making, POA, healthcare proxies, MOLST and more.
Recognizing Religious Diversity While Advising End-of-Year Gifting
A multi-faceted discussion between legal professionals of the impact of faith on end-of-year giving regarding Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Breaking the Glass Ceiling at ACTEC
In honor of Women’s History Month, ACTEC looks at our history of inclusion and diversity by interviewing the first women to pave the way in the College.
“Fair” Housing and Opportunity Hoarding
In a Fair Housing Month feature video, author Sherryl Cashin discusses how unfair housing has contributed significantly to the wealth gap between black and white Americans.
A Proposal to Repair Racial Wealth Disparity
Experts in tax law present their research on racial wealth disparity as well as recommendations for funding and distributing reparations to Black Americans.
An Introduction to Native American Tribal Court
Judge Joseph Wiseman, a tribal court judge, explains the interworking of the court, its jurisdiction, and its importance to Native American law and culture.
Blind Success: Hiring Visually Impaired and Disabled Lawyers
An ACTEC Fellow describes his journey as a blind lawyer: lessons learned, job support, and recommendations for law firms hiring individuals with disabilities.
Consejos Básicos en Planificación Paternal
Información para latinos que explica la necesidad de tener documentos esenciales de planificación patrimonial para proteger, preservar y distribuir activos en caso de muerte o emergencia.