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.



176-200 of 9962 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please feel free to add your ...
9787 3.6 years ago Gene Ulmer Salt Lake Cty, UT
9786 3.6 years ago Christopher Miller Daly City, CA
9785 3.6 years ago Ming Choi Daly City, CA
9784 3.6 years ago Robert Allen Cannon Falls, MN
9783 3.6 years ago Jacqueline Cisneros San Pablo, CA
9782 3.6 years ago Tom Ruiz Bastrop, TX
9781 3.6 years ago Anonymous MD
9780 3.6 years ago Rich Samartino PA Anyone who condemns one racist while ignoring a racist system is a hypocrite and participating in racism
9779 3.6 years ago Arianna Spellman Grants Pass, OR
9778 3.6 years ago Anonymous Boulder, CO
9777 3.6 years ago Ruth Barrows beacon, NY Racism has always been part of the American fabric. I would love to see it unravel in my lifetime.
9776 3.6 years ago Janice Dlugosz Beachwood, NJ
9775 3.6 years ago Priscilla Gilman Evans, GA
9774 3.6 years ago Allen Terrill Huntingdon, PA
9773 3.6 years ago Marcia Curry Round Rock , TX
9772 3.6 years ago Dandra Hamilton Virgnia Beach, VA You know better. I guess black folks have to wait for bigots, like you, to die out.
9771 3.6 years ago Kathleen McNulty Alameda, CA
9770 3.6 years ago Kelsi Board Bellevue, WA
9769 3.6 years ago Robert and Dolores Scheelen Medford, OR
9768 3.6 years ago Kaylee Knowles Brooklyn, NY
9767 3.6 years ago Jenine Moscove Avon, OR
9766 3.6 years ago Christine Powell Gaithersburg, MD
9765 3.6 years ago Nicolas Lubitz meppen, DC
9764 3.6 years ago alda Fers bethesda, MD
9763 3.6 years ago Anonymous Barrington, RI
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