I guess the oppressed need their own special dictionary; sounds equal enough.
Racism: one race thinks their race is better than others
Institutionalized racism: when one race thinks their race is better AND they have power over them
THAT is the difference.
I just wanted this on my blog ignore me.
You know, I actually agree with this. Racism is prejudice about race. Institutionalized racism is when the system itself promotes one racial/ethnic group over another, to the exclusion of any others. This doesn’t mean racism is necessarily legislated, but it means the system helps perpetuate inequality. I’m hard pressed to think of a country that doesn’t have at least some institutionalized racism. That doesn’t mean it’s ok, it means it’s a world-wide widespread problem.
The use of the word race drive me crazy. In physical anthropology, our teacher would kill us if we ever think of bones in that way: Oh this is the skull of another race.
NO, maybe another ethnics but race don’t fucking exist within human. It doesn’t work that way, there is more difference between individual then between people of different ethnic.
A dictionary is supposed to be a reference guide, explaining the common meanings of words. Some words have more than half a dozen different definitions, and typically, definitions are listed from most common to least common. If a common definition is omitted from a dictionary, that’s a problem, but it doesn’t invalidate the other definitions.
IMO the “racism = prejudice + power and nothing else” attitude is counterproductive because it makes it more difficult to describe and discuss institutional racism.
This. ALL of this.