With the pandemic and conflits raging over vaccine mandates across the globe, I have largely turned my attention away from considering how white identity and racism is adversely impacting society. That is because I believe the mandates have a much greater consequence to us all related to our personal freedoms.
In my earlier post, I made no attempt to define racism. Here, I am using a refererece I believe is relevant to what I have to say regarding the matter.
The Aspen Institute's defines "structual racism as "A system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity. It identifies dimensions of our history and culture that have allowed privileges associated with “whiteness” and disadvantages associated with “color” to endure and adapt over time. Structural racism is not something that a few people or institutions choose to practice. Instead it has been a feature of the social, economic and political systems in which we all exist."
I contend and maintain that structural racism is held in place in two ways and two ways ONLY.