When talking about racial identity, what follows can be a system that benefits people with a specific racial identity. People often hear the words "institutionalized racism" and "systemic racism," but do not realize how these layers are entrenched in society.
The tools below may help.
Article: This piece presents a framework for understanding racism on three different levels.
Video: Systemic racism affects every area of life in the U.S., from incarceration rates to predatory loans. This engaging, four-minute video shows how solving these problems requires changes in major parts of our system.
Spotlight on an opportunity: Housing is one system that has historically been racialized. Open Communities is hosting a History of Fair Housing & Reparations event on April 29. Register here.