I've created a short list to get some people thinking.
Examples of Systemic Racism:
Martin Luther King Jr. saw something essential about our nation: Imperial expansion west over stolen Indian land shaped and deepened the American Revolution’s relationship to slavery.https://www.thenation.com/article/society/slavery-american-genocide-racism/
As conversations emerge about the history of slavery and the Electoral College, Republicans are losing interest in revisiting the system.https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/the-racial-history-of-the-electoral-college-and-why-efforts-to-change-it-have-stalled
Black people are disproportionately targeted for arrest for posession and the sale of drugs
"We all know that stand your ground is not colorblind. [...] We all know that based on the color of my skin I present a certain threat."
We've seen how "stand your ground" leads to an increase in bloodshed against black and brown communities, writes David Love. A Florida sheriff recently used the law to justify not arresting Michael...https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/03/opinions/stand-your-ground-law-racial-violence-opinion-love/index.html
Black & Latinx ppl make up 48% of all Americans who fall into the coverage gap created by the states refusing to expand Medicaid. These rates hinder progress toward reducing inequities in outcomes
Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a "state-sponsored system of segregation," in which people of color were purposely excluded from suburbs.https://www.npr.org/2017/05/03/526655831/a-forgotten-history-of-how-the-u-s-government-segregated-america
"Blacks were herded into the sights of unscrupulous lenders who took them for money and for sport."
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America...https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/
"The Black-white wealth gap reflects a society that has not and does not afford equality of opportunity to all its citizens"
Using property taxes to determine educational funding...
Property values vary a lot from neighborhood to neighborhood, district to district. And with them, tax revenues.
How much money a school can spend on its students still depends, in large part, on local property taxes. And many states aren't doing much to level the field for poor kids.https://www.npr.org/2016/04/18/474256366/why-americas-schools-have-a-money-problem
"Since the beginning of standardized testing, students of color, particularly those from low-income families, have suffered the most from high-stakes testing in U.S. public schools"
...which I can easily write another thread on
White students have a significant advantage when it comes to where college completers get their credentials and what they study.https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education-postsecondary/reports/2018/05/23/451186/neglected-college-race-gap-racial-disparities-among-college-completers/
Article shows Black and Hispanic citizens are more likely to face barriers at the polls &fear the future erosion of their basic political right
A new survey from The Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institute shows that black and Hispanic citizens are more likely than whites to face barriers at the polls—and to fear the future...https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/poll-prri-voter-suppression/565355/
Systematic practices not only shape policies that have material effects, but those material structures shape symbolic systems too