Racism: Individual And Systemic
Last updated 6/15/2020 at 12:23pm
I feel called to speak to assertions that systemic racism doesn’t exist in our country.
Our culture is riddled with racism, which means vastly more than individual acts against people of color. Racism is a complex, interconnected reality. It is evidenced by the fact that whites hold social and institutional power over people of color and have used that social and institutional power to create and sustain a separate class of people.
We continue to be influenced by what began centuries ago with slavery, continued for a hundred more years with Jim Crow laws and lynchings and remains in ter...