Undo Institutional Racism


Rarely do news media acknowledge that institutional racism is vast and terribly destructive in the United States.


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Background:
LA Times: NBA Players, City Leaders Cheer Sanctions Against Donald Sterling
Jesse Jackson: Sterling Embarrassing, But Real Threat Supreme Court, Congress
IASP: The Roots of the Widening Racial Wealth Gap
Woodstock Institute: Racial Disparities in FHA/VA Lending
Harvard Political Review: Drug Sentencing -- Inefficient, Unfair, and Racially Discriminatory

While we denounce bigoted words and individual racism, we must also challenge the powerful institutions that re-enforce racism on a huge scale.

Institutional racism is inherent in realities like these:

*  Blacks and Latinos, on average, have one-sixth the wealth of whites in the United States, with all the accompanying disadvantages that are increasingly concentrated in increasingly segregated neighborhoods.

*  Racial minorities don't use illegal drugs at higher rates than whites, but face much higher rates of arrest, conviction, and incarceration.

*  People of color gain admission to college at lower rates, have less access to affordable loans, are under greater assault by predatory lenders, have less access to healthcare, and face higher barriers to voting.

We must be committed to rooting out institutional racism.



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9937 3.4 years ago Terri David Venice, FL
9936 3.4 years ago Sharon Wood Greeley, CO
9935 3.4 years ago Joel Fears Daytona Beach, FL
9934 3.5 years ago Janis Todd Princeton Jct , NJ
9933 3.5 years ago Jim Head Oak Park, MI
9932 3.5 years ago Mary Yelich Leavenworth, KS
9931 3.5 years ago Maureen Nolan Los Angeles, CA
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9929 3.5 years ago Cesar del Peral Milwaukee, WI
9928 3.5 years ago Bruce Bulman Evansville, WY
9927 3.5 years ago Erika Hunt Tucson, AZ
9926 3.5 years ago Maryam Ar-Raheem Urbana, IL
9925 3.5 years ago Loren Sterman Portland, OR
9924 3.5 years ago R Rogers Norman, OK
9923 3.5 years ago Roni Harris Baltimore, MD
9922 3.5 years ago Marilyn Gaynes Fairfax, CA
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9920 3.5 years ago Kate S South Saint Paul, MN
9919 3.5 years ago Mark Harrison Bedford, IN
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9917 3.5 years ago Anonymous Boone, NC
9916 3.5 years ago Kimberly Hart Advance, NC
9915 3.5 years ago Danielle Richardson Rialto, CA
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9913 3.5 years ago Barbara Robinson Spokane, WA
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