structural racism

[ struhk-cher-uhl rey-siz-uhm ]

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Word History and Origins

Origin of structural racism1

First recorded in 1975–80

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However, research has placed less emphasis on how aging affects some populations more than others, such as the effects of structural racism and income.

Experts consider structural racism, or racism ingrained in social, business, educational and health policy and practice, to be one of the most damaging determinants.

Democrats, including former President Obama, have proposed eliminating the filibuster, calling it a relic of structural racism that has been used to thwart civil rights legislation.

Unethical medical treatment continues today in inadequate access to health care, denial of health services, and other forms of structural racism in the medical system.

As Jonathan Chait writes in New York magazine, the US Senate is “the most powerful force for structural racism in American life.”

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The structural racism that exists in the criminal-justice system is reflected across almost every sector of American society.

This is one of the most pernicious kinds of structural racism.


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