quote:Originally posted by Saracen:quote:But for people of color, racism has long been experienced as an institutional phenomenon. It is the experience of systematized discrimination in housing, employment, schools or the justice system. It is the knowledge that one's entire group is under suspicion, at risk of being treated negatively because of stereotypes held by persons with the power to act on the basis of those beliefs (and the incentive to do so, as a way to retain their own disproportionate share of that power and authority).
This is the very crucial point which evades most whites. Racism is not only an internal disposition, it is a policy within an institution...
I believe they are in denial, unless it works to their benefit.