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Systemic Racism in America: Home


Systemic racism- "The oppression of a racial group to the advantage of another as perpetuated by inequity within interconnected systems" -Merriam Webster

Structural racism-  "A belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race"  -Merriam Webster

Overt racism - Racism and racial discrimination in the form of explicit expressions such as hate crimes and racial slurs.

Covert racism -  Subtle racism and racial discrimination in forms such as implicit biases and microaggressions.  


Examining the Wealth Gap



Wealth is defined as "the abundance of valuable material possessions or resources". Historically, minorities have not been afforded equal opportunities for education, careers, and advancements that can aid in contributing to their financial status and wealth.   

Historical Context

A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

In 1933, faced with a housing shortage, the federal government began a program explicitly designed to increase — and segregate — America's housing stock. Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a "state-sponsored system of segregation."