Because it is clear that some individuals of color have thecapacity to rise to positions of tremendous power andin
uence in this country, many make the mistake of believing that we live in a post-racial society. In the U.S.,we tend to talk about race in terms of individualbehaviors. But racism still exists in America in forms thatfor many reasons may be less visible. It persists as
:the way government andother public and private institutions systematically a
ordWhite people an array of social, political, environmentaland economic advantages, simply because they are White,while marginalizing and putting at a disadvantageindigenous people and people of color.
Understanding systemic (institutional) racism
Systemic racism is the ongoing legacy of Americancolonialism, genocide, slavery and White settlers'determination to systematically work against and excludeindigenous people and people of color from the bene
ts thatWhite settlers are a
orded. Structural racism is still rampanttoday and remains embedded in every institution, school,and system in society, especially in areas with high levels of segregation.
IndividualConsciousIndividualUnconsciousSystemicConsciousSystemicUnconsciousCulturalConsciousCulturalUnconsciousIS REAL. DEHUMANIZES US ALL. MUST BE UNDERSTOOD.
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