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Systemic Racism

What Is Systemic Racism?

Definition

Systemic racism, also referred to as structural racism, "refers to the totality of ways in which societies foster racial discrimination through mutually reinforcing systems of housing, education, employment, earnings, benefits, credit, media, health care, and criminal justice" (para 1).

What's on This Page?

In the boxes below, you will find more information on systemic racism. First, there is a list of relevant subjects relating to systemic racism that will help you search for content. There is also a box  with a sampling of videos that summarize the basics of Systemic Racism. This page also includes books, and infographics that give a quick snapshot of the impact of Systemic Racism.

Issues By Topic:

This page also has several subpages, organized by specific issues relating to Systemic Racism. Click on one of these links to learn more about each issue:

Introductory Issues: Ableism, Classism, Colonialism, Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Erasure, Discrimination, Ethnocentrism, Exploitation, Heterosexism, Homophobia, Inequity, Injustice, Intersectional Oppression, Institutional Racism, Marginalized Communities, Microaggressions, Patriarchy, Power Structures, Racial Terrorism, Sexism, State-Sanctioned Violence, Systematic Abuse and Neglect, Unconscious Bias, White Supremacy

Video Tutorials: What is Systemic Racism?

Source: MTV Impact. (2015, August 12). 5 Things You Should Know About Racism. YouTube. https://youtu.be/8eTWZ80z9EE

Source: Choices Program. (2020, January 28). What is structural racism? YouTube. https://youtu.be/rGY1EXgYD9g

Source: National Association of Independent Schools. (2018, June 22). Kimberlé Crenshaw: What is Intersectionality? YouTube. https://youtu.be/ViDtnfQ9FHc

Source: New York Times Events. (2018, September 27). Living At The Intersection. YouTube. https://youtu.be/HoDmEH47X0s

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Books

book cover for HIS NAME IS GEORGE FLOYD : ONE MAN'S LIFE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE.
book cover for  The trauma of racism : exploring the systems and people fear built Moreland-Capuia
book cover for  Powerarchy : understanding the psychology of oppression for social transformation Joy, Melanie,
book cover for  Rich thanks to racism : how the ultra-wealthy profit from racial injustice Freeman, Jim,
book cover for  White men's law : the roots of systemic racism Irons, Peter H.,

Infographics

infographic

Source: Slow Factory Foundation. (2021, February 4). Four Dimensions of Environmental Racism. Twitter.

Infographic

Source: Danielle Coke, (@ohhappydani]. (2020, August 6). [Tweet]. Twitter.

Infographic

Source: Danielle Coke, (@ohhappydani]. (2020, September 22). [Tweet]. Twitter.

Infographic

Source: Danielle Coke, (@ohhappydani]. (2020, April 15). [Tweet]. Twitter.