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Thread: Institutional Racism [W:344]

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Does institutional racism currently exist in America?
    Why wouldn't it be? It's not as if America is going to be the first place in the world to elimiate it.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    From a non-American perspective:

    As far as I know, the African American average regarding education and income is still significantly lower than that of white Americans. Since I don't buy the racist "genetically inferior" explanation, my best guess is that it does at least partly have to do with institutional racism (as defined in the link in the OP). Sounds like a reasonable explanation to me on first glance. But I'm open for better explanations.

    How we doing on the equality front with those serfs, er, i mean Turks in ze fatherland.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Does institutional racism currently exist in America?
    As long as we continue to make race an issue, racism will always be an issue.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    How we doing on the equality front with those serfs, er, i mean Turks in ze fatherland.
    Mixed. Some do pretty well, others not so much. And the latter has to do with institutional racism, IMO, among other factors.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    Mixed. Some do pretty well, others not so much. And the latter has to do with institutional racism, IMO, among other factors.
    Such as?

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    From a non-American perspective:

    As far as I know, the African American average regarding education and income is still significantly lower than that of white Americans. Since I don't buy the racist "genetically inferior" explanation, my best guess is that it does at least partly have to do with institutional racism (as defined in the link in the OP). Sounds like a reasonable explanation to me on first glance. But I'm open for better explanations.
    What's inferior is their education, by and large. 70% of blacks live in the inner-city or "inner-ring cities." Those schools are failing.

    RACE - The Power of an Illusion . Background Readings | PBS
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    Such as?
    Such as cultural factors, which all the more begin to play a role when there are social problems.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What's inferior is their education, by and large. 70% of blacks live in the inner-city or "inner-ring cities." Those schools are failing.

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    Which, depending on your view, qualifies as "institutional racism". Or so many people would argue here when it comes to Turkish immigrants. We won't really stop this type of racism until we provide good education to this minority too, and unless our schools stop advantaging pupils of parents with an elevated social background.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    Such as cultural factors.
    Welcome to america. I should warn ya, though, security is tight. No way you will get that log passed TSA.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    Which, depending on your view, qualifies as "institutional racism". Or so many people would argue here when it comes to Turkish immigrants. We won't really stop this type of racism until we provide good education to this minority too, and unless our schools stop advantaging pupils of parents with an elevated social background.
    Stop advantaging pupils of parents with an elevated social background? Since the majority of our schools are public, there's no such thing. Pupils are "advantaged," mostly, because their parents actually give a damn.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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