I think that the key to the elimination of marginalization is by empowering those who are victim to marginalization. The author of Marginalization talked about those who are marginalized feel as though they cannot do anything about it, that they feel that they are powerless to their environment. It is one thing to be put in a specific category by your community, but it is another to put held into a category by internal forces.
A suggestion for how community leaders can contribute to the elimination of marginalization is by giving those who have been marginalized an outlet to become stronger, more powerful individuals and community. Like in the video End of Poverty those who are a part of ASSIST empower those who in live in poverty in India by supplying food, education, etc. If people had the tools to become educated and empowered, then this may translate to overall better well-being. People will stop giving in to drugs and crime that are all around them, as shown in the video Poverty in America.
Also, as a community we need to encourage each other to be strong and overcome the situations we have been put in and the situations we continue to put ourselves in. Marginalization is a community problem, not an individual problem.
Chapter 14: Marginalization. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2014, from http://www.education.miami.edu/isaac/public_web/chapfourteen.htm
Poverty in America. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2014, from ABCnews: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=2823563
The End of Poverty. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2014, from YouTube: http://youtu.be/TCyaVKYdz5o