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Present day Racism

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Sometimes institutional racism comes in the form of marginalization.
How Institutional Racism Differs from Jim Crow.
According to Wise, Racism is still a present issue today, however great strides have been made since the Jim Crow era. Racism has has become more subtle, and even in certain cases a subconscious reaction (Wise).
Institutional/Structural Racism
According to Vernellia R. Randall, Institutional/structural racism is when an institution (a formal society or organization, etc.) is racist either by excluding a group of people or adopting policies that result in their exclusion.
Present Day Racism
By: Alex Smith, Kristen Weatherley, Hunter Pedersen and Milana Zuco
How is institutional racism a stem of the Jim Crow and Pre-Civil Rights Era?
Example 1:
Racial Stereotyping
The United States changed the laws, but they did not change the minds of the people.
According to Saul McLeod the racist mindset was still in peoples' heads. The racial injustice continued after the Jim Crow Laws were overturned (McLeod).
There are different types of institutional racism: marginalizing, problematizing, and containing (Randall).
Some people might tend to think that minorities aren't as good as others.
The Dictionary.com definition of Racial Stereotyping is constructed images and "protocols" for people of a certain group (dictionary.com).
Example 2:
The impact of wealth
According to McLeod the wealth created during the 1600's and 1863 was all with the whites, and they did not share their wealth after the Slavery Law was abolished. This has had an impact on our present day economy (McLeod).
According to the NASW (National Association of Social Workers), this is when a group is essentially kept in the dark. This includes political, social, and economic issues. The people in power then make decisions that might not fulfill the group's needs because they were not heard and considered (NASW).
Since the Civil Rights and Jim Crow eras racism has changed.
Racism has become less obvious and less physical.
Wise suggests that to find current day racism you have to see the facts and statistics. To see Jim Crow racism you only had to see the people and their actions, and how blatantly racist the majority of people were. Racism is still a problem, it has just changed and evolved (Wise).
According to a study from Memphis University, this type of institutional racism is caused by cultural restrictions rather than systemic ones.
This includes stereotypes and how we perceive people. This causes us to treat people differently.
Not only systemic restrictions are part of institutional racism. It also includes the problems that our mindsets create (Memphis University).
According to a study from Memphis University, this is done when an institution tries to keep a group "in their place."
It does this by defining racism only at its extremes.
The people in power also get mad at people who are effected by this who point out the existing racism (Memphis University).
Some changes that have been made to increase equality amongst all people in America:

1. Harassment and Abuse have become less common.
2. Every citizen can vote.
3. Segregation is no longer in effect.

These may seem obvious, but these were the issues at the time, and now they are standard rights. Racism is still an issue with racial profiling, worse neighborhoods and stereotypes. Today we are closer to everyone being equal and more free than we have ever been, but we aren't there, yet.
Some people might think that they're "dumb" or
just not as capable as everyone else. This is a result of stereotypes that have been developed as racism
According to Ross, privileged people might have an easier time in obtaining certain jobs.
An example of this is the difference in unemployment rate for Blacks, Whites,
and Mexicans.
Blacks - 13.8%
Mexicans - 9.6%
Whites - 6.8%
Most whites tend to believe that they have earned and worked for their job when that's not always the case.
Results of Institutional Racism: Racial Disparities
Your name can even prevent you from getting a job (Ross).
According to Randall, an African American might not receive the same healthcare as a white person.

Blacks tend to be considered and put into
the category of "minorities".
Minorities tend to live in harsher environments and may be more vulnerable to disease.
Health care agencies tend to stay away from the minorities and pay more attention to "higher classes" (Randall).
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