Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

Smoke billowing over Tulsa, Oklahoma during 1921 race riots.

 

‘The United States has seen escalating protests over the past week, following the death of George Floyd while in custody of the Minneapolis police. Educators everywhere are asking how can we help students understand that this was not an isolated, tragic incident perpetrated by a few bad individuals, but part of a broader pattern of institutionalized racism. Institutional racism—a term coined by Stokey Carmichael (later known as Kwame Ture) and Charles V. Hamilton in their 1967 book Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America—is what connects George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery with Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Emmett Till, and the thousands of other people of color who have been killed because they were black in America….’

— Via JSTOR

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One thought on “Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

  1. grzz40 31 May 20 / 7.57 pm

    by Lerone Bennett, Jr. [Penguin, New York] is a seminal work on the topic.

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