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Systemic Racism Explained

Systemic Racism Explained

Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans, and trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. Here's a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it. Sources: An overview of funding of public schools https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blog/an-overview-of-the-funding-of-public-schools Minorities who “whiten” job resumes get more interviews (Harvard Study) https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/minorities-who-whiten-job-resumes-get-more-interviews Bureau of Labor Statistics (Unemployment rates by race and age) https://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cpsee_e16.htm Whites have a huge wealth gap over blacks (but don’t know it) https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/18/upshot/black-white-wealth-gap-perceptions.htm The Effects of 1930s Redlining Maps https://www.chicagofed.org/publications/working-papers/2017/wp2017-12 The Color of Money: how mortgage lending practices discriminate against blacks. (1989 Pulitzer Prize investigative Reporting) http://powerreporting.com/color/ Additional Viewer Resources: Public School Funding in the US https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_school_funding_in_the_United_States Redlining https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining Institutional Racism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutional_racism ------- act.tv is a progressive media company specializing in next generation live streaming and digital strategy. Our YouTube channel focuses on animated explainers, livestreams from protests around the country, and original political commentary. Main site: http://act.tv Facebook: http://facebook.com/actdottv Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/actdottv Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/actdottv