Many thanks to Karen Carreras-Hubbard of Berkshire Community College for permission to adapt her work for this guide.
Reverse Racism is a term used by white people to deny white privilege. It is often used in reference to policies such as affirmative action.
"Developed by sociologist Joe Feagin, systemic racism is a popular way of explaining, within the social sciences and humanities, the significance of race and racism both historically and in today's world. Feagin defines systemic racism in the introduction to the book: Systemic racism includes the complex array of antiblack practices, the unjustly gained political-economic power of whites, the continuing economic and other resource inequalities along racial lines, and the white racist ideologies and attitudes created to maintain and rationalize white privilege and power. Systemic here means that the core racist realities are manifested in each of society’s major parts [...] each major part of U.S. society--the economy, politics, education, religion, the family--reflects the fundamental reality of systemic racism." Definition of Systemic Racism in Sociology: Beyond Prejudice and Micro-Agression, Nicki, Lisa Coll, Thought & Company, 7/3/2019. https://www.thoughtco.com/systemic-racism-3026565 Accessed, 6/7/2020
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