Systemic racism

How would you describe the political economy of contemporary systemic racism (in the “post-civil rights era”)? a) How does it differ from previous eras? For instance, what is meant by “institutional” or “institutionalized” racism? b) How does contemporary systemic racism create persistent resource inequalities? How would you demonstrate these inequalities to a skeptic? e.g. Selective inclusion, integrated free-market capitalism/ liberal capitalism c) Do you see connections between the current systems of racism and capitalism in the US? Provide illustrations. Taylor 2) How would you describe the ideological component of contemporary systemic racism? a) In general terms, what does it mean to say that “race” is a socially constructed concept? How would you make this argument to a skeptic? b) What is “the white racial frame” in general, and how do you see it persisting today? c) What is meant by “colorblind ideology” and what do scholars like Taylor have to say about why it came about and how it works? 3) How would you describe the social control component of contemporary systemic racism? a) Why do so many scholars argue that the contemporary criminal justice system now serves this purpose? What illustrations could you present to a skeptic?




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