institutional racism


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institutional racism

Racism resulting from the inherent biases and prejudices of the policies and practices of social and political organizations, groups, or institutions. The term was coined by Black Power activists Charles V. Hamilton and Stokely Carmichael (later known as Kwame Ture) to distinguish it from individual racism, which is typically more overt. Institutional racism keeps the minorities of this city confined to dilapidated apartment buildings in slums. Racial profiling by the police is an act of institutional racism, and we won't stand for it!
See also: racism
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A FORMER BNP candidate said he 'ran a mile' when he found out about the party's 'institutional racism.'.
NZNO WOULD like to see a health system based on a holistic Matauranga Maori public health model of care, one which was free of institutional racism and which made far better use of nurses, particularly in primary health care (PHC).
International media has turned its focus on Cyprus for all the wrong reasons, while economists and sociologists say the authorities are rightly being accused of blatant institutional racism while democracy and justice deficit is becoming apparent.
Like claims of institutional racism without identifying the racist institutions and proof of their racism, sweeping and unsubstantiated claims of white supremacist policies don't provide specific targets for change.
You just have to look at the damn statistics to KNOW there is institutional racism in football, which prevents black players from becoming managers.
Poets and other creative writers from Africa and North America present poems, prose, plays, and mixed-genre writing in search of inter-racial, interstitial, inter-sectional, and inter-states meeting spaces regarding institutional racism, leadership, and governance; the slave trade; self-hatred; racism, bigotry, tribalism, and tragedies; migrants, irritants, aliens, and assimilation; language, identity, color, and colorism; and cultural diversity, transcontinental, and transactional meeting spaces.
A GRENFELL firefighter furiously hit back at claims of institutional racism in the fire brigade made by a lawyer for victims.
The new book No Problem Here: Understanding Racism in Scotland is a welcome reminder that institutional racism and prejudice is still a problem.
ALEADING lawyer has claimed institutional racism is "thriving" in the Metropolitan Police, nearly 25 years on from the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
She has called all this evidence of institutional racism. That view has led the right wing, and some on the left, to successfully pressure the government of President Emmanuel Macron to oust her from a government advisory council, exposing a hypocrisy at the heart of French nationalism.
While notorious white terrorists and avowed racists play a role in Ikard's book, they often serve as a foil for the more pervasive, and in some ways more dangerous, presence of white Americans who are "incredibly sincere in their racist reasoning." Not being George Zimmerman, Ikard shows, is a low bar to set; such low expectations allow many white Americans to treat institutional racism either as imaginary or not their problem.
This is the bedrock of institutional racism, language being its place-holder, which informs our thought processes.
Assistant Chief Constable Sean White allegedly gave an order to senior officers regarding treatment of the whistleblower after he admitted leaking information to the media about Cleveland Police and institutional racism.
They might think they've decolonised and dismantled all their institutional racism in health, education, justice, housing and employment.
Mott Community College in Flint, Mich., is being accused of institutional racism. Beverly Bliesath, a business management professor at the school, and Chulindra Cooks, a secretary, both Black, told the school's board of trustees at a meeting last month that the college has created a hostile culture because of colleagues' racist or discriminatory actions.
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