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Kevin Wright, African American Program Coordinator
Brenda Williams, Community Member
Dr. A.B. Wilkinson, Associate Professor, History
Systemic Racism 101
Defining concepts of institutional racism, systemic racism and white supremacy within a historical context. This panel will also examine and provide case studies drawn from the history of the Black community in Las Vegas.
Books Tackling Race Relations in Las Vegas
"Racism takes several forms and works most often in tandem with at least one other form to reinforce racist ideas, behavior, and policy. Types of racism are: Individual racism...interpersonal racism...institutional racism...structural racism...No one is born racist or antiracist; these result from the choices we make."
Marginalized groups have similar struggles, and are advocating toward similar goals with the biggest barrier to collaboration being language and culture. This article highlights what some groups are doing about it.
Black scholars say there's been a sense in recent weeks that Americans' attitudes on race and culture are changing for real this time. What sort of critical eye is being turned on the pop culture we all indulge in?
Race is a thorny topic, and for people seeking to understand others’ racism – or their own – it can be difficult to know where to turn. You can pose questions in this forum you may hesitate to ask elsewhere. To help answer them, CNN has reached out to scholars and other experts on race.
The forum is updated periodically to answer your questions as they come in.
Data and research have extensively documented the ways in which Black Americans are underrepresented, overrepresented, or experience different treatment from their white counterparts, in areas like employment, wealth, education, home ownership, healthcare, and incarceration.
The Sentencing Project’s 34 years of research, publications, and advocacy, many people know that this country is the world’s leader in incarceration; that racial disparities pervade the criminal justice system; that over six million Americans can’t vote because of felony convictions; and that thousands of women and children have lost food stamps and cash assistance as the result of convictions for drug offenses.
People in the United States and around the world, researchers have found, significantly underestimate the extent of our contemporary inequality. Just how wide have the gaps between our most affluent and everyone else grown? We highlight here the basic data and statistics that tell our 21st-century inequality story.
Ways To Talk About Anti Blackness In Classroom -- Yes, Higher Education is an Institution!
education also plays a powerful role in shaping worldviews, connecting members of a community who might have never met before, and imagining the world we want. It is this power to shape values and beliefs that has made education susceptible to manipulation by those who want to divide and conquer. Hence it is this power that we must turn to in an effort to fight inequality and racism.
Racism doesn't have a ZIP code. Bad judicial and prosecutorial practices don’t show how much money you make, how many languages you speak, nor all the places you've been. We have a real deep divide when it comes to the way that we treat our Black youth, and it starts in the schools.