Undo Institutional Racism


Rarely do news media acknowledge that institutional racism is vast and terribly destructive in the United States.


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Background:
LA Times: NBA Players, City Leaders Cheer Sanctions Against Donald Sterling
Jesse Jackson: Sterling Embarrassing, But Real Threat Supreme Court, Congress
IASP: The Roots of the Widening Racial Wealth Gap
Woodstock Institute: Racial Disparities in FHA/VA Lending
Harvard Political Review: Drug Sentencing -- Inefficient, Unfair, and Racially Discriminatory

While we denounce bigoted words and individual racism, we must also challenge the powerful institutions that re-enforce racism on a huge scale.

Institutional racism is inherent in realities like these:

*  Blacks and Latinos, on average, have one-sixth the wealth of whites in the United States, with all the accompanying disadvantages that are increasingly concentrated in increasingly segregated neighborhoods.

*  Racial minorities don't use illegal drugs at higher rates than whites, but face much higher rates of arrest, conviction, and incarceration.

*  People of color gain admission to college at lower rates, have less access to affordable loans, are under greater assault by predatory lenders, have less access to healthcare, and face higher barriers to voting.

We must be committed to rooting out institutional racism.



126-150 of 9962 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please feel free to add your ...
9837 3.6 years ago Konan Schnug South Bend, IN
9836 3.6 years ago kate yavenditti san diego, CA
9835 3.6 years ago William Peltz Albany, NY
9834 3.6 years ago Anonymous Boulder, CO
9833 3.6 years ago Linda Myatt Farmington, IA
9832 3.6 years ago A R Thomas Flagstaff, ME
9831 3.6 years ago Mi-Yeon Park Ridgefield, NJ
9830 3.6 years ago Jeana Martin White City, OR
9829 3.6 years ago Peter Pileggi Portland, OR
9828 3.6 years ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY
9827 3.6 years ago Maxine Kingsbury Hopkinton, MA
9826 3.6 years ago Anonymous Dade City, FL
9825 3.6 years ago Casey Pittman Coppell, TX
9824 3.6 years ago Marisa Avolio Los Angeles, CA
9823 3.6 years ago Randall Foreman Metairie, LA
9822 3.6 years ago John Conant Greenfield, MA
9821 3.6 years ago James Long Monticello, MN
9820 3.6 years ago R.A. Frager Hamilton, MA
9819 3.6 years ago Anonymous Brighton, MA
9818 3.6 years ago Dolores Rios San Antonio, TX
9817 3.6 years ago Rita Chastang Southfield, MI
9816 3.6 years ago Beatriz Pallanes Santa Ana, CA
9815 3.6 years ago Sharon Eastman Tualatin, OR We must work as allies to end racism and build equity.
9814 3.6 years ago Rick Luttmann Rohnert Park, CA
9813 3.6 years ago Jo Anne Hall San Rafael, CA Racism that flourished in secret before the election of President Barack Obama is now openly practiced. Perhaps it's a good thing, so it can be firmly challenged & eliminated everywhere in our count...
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