Structural Racism

In early 2000, The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change convened an influential group of key thinkers, academics, and activists to discuss and define structural racism as “... a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity… It has come about as a result of the way that historically accumulated white privilege, national values, and contemporary culture have interacted so as to preserve the gaps between white Americans and Americans of color.

Another term used, structural racialization, is a framework introduced by Dr. john a. powell who writes: “Raciali [...]



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“Let’s speak the truth: people are protesting because Black people have been treated as less than human in America. Because our country has never fully addressed the systemic racism that has plagued our country since its earliest days. It is the duty of every American to fix. No longer can some wait on the sidelines, hoping for incremental change. In times like this, silence is complicity.”

~ Vice President, Kamala Harris


How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time – Baratunde Thurston, TED

Also in this section:
  • Racial Equity

  • Systems Thinking

  • Internalized Racism

  • Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity

  • Decolonization Theory and Practice

  • Theory

  • Racism

  • System of White Supremacy and White Privilege

  • Intersectionality



Critical Race Theory



Internalized Racism


Racial Equity

Racial Identity Development Theory

Racial Justice

Settler Colonialism

Targeted Universalism

White Privilege

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