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Investigating institutional racism

Author: A Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Publisher: New York, NY : Enslow Publishing, LLC., 2019. ©2019
Series: Racial literacy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Will Racism ever end in America? Maybe. But if we only focus on the reduction of individual racism, like hate-speech and hate crimes, we will miss a huge piece of the puzzle. Many of the obstacles people of color face today are caused by the less-discussed concept of institutional racism. Institutional racism is the idea that many of our most powerful institutions promote oppression by targeting qualities that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
ISBN: 9781978504707 1978504705 9781978505650 1978505655
OCLC Number: 1043974606
Target Audience: Grades 7-12.; Age range: 12-17 years.
Description: 80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is institutional racism? --
Education --
The media --
The criminal justice system --
Wealth --
Health --
Current resistance movements.
Series Title: Racial literacy.
Responsibility: A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez.

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"Will Racism ever end in America? Maybe. But if we only focus on the reduction of individual racism, like hate-speech and hate crimes, we will miss a huge piece of the puzzle. Many of the obstacles people of color face today are caused by the less-discussed concept of institutional racism. Institutional racism is the idea that many of our most powerful institutions promote oppression by targeting qualities that correlate with racial identity and disproportionately disadvantage people of color. We will not be successful in the fight against injustice until we reform all institutions that help it thrive. In this book, students will learn what institutional racism is, what areas of life are most impacted by it, and what movements are fighting for its eradication."--

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