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Writing Questions: Write 1 page, double spaced, following the directions below. This week’s question is meant to get you to think about what it means to think of racism as structural – that is,...

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Write 1 page, double spaced, following the directions below.

This week’s question is meant to get you to think about what it means to think of racism as structural – that is, not defined only by individuals with racist attitudes, but as a combination of individual beliefs with larger structures which exist to further things like profit, political power, and so on. It comes in three parts.

(1) Pick one specific policy, institution, formal technique, or informal practice, and explain how it helped create racial segregation. (2) Who did segregation benefit? Was it produced for profit, to entrench racial beliefs, to uphold political power, etc? (hint: it is almost certainly a mixture). And (3) What is the role of ideology – beliefs and assumptions about how the world works – in hiding and covering up its role in helping to produce segregation, and even in naturalizing racial separation?

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Soumi answered on Apr 24 2020
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Title: Racism as a Structural Concept
(1) One specific policy that created racial segregation
    There are a number of policies, formal and informal practices that lead to the causation of racial segregation. In the US, the workplace discrimination is one of the most commonly implemented racial segregation. As stated by Bouie, within an organization, even if the number of the racially minority individuals would be more, nevertheless, they would always be lesser in number in the context of holding the managerial positions. Therefore, in 2007, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission implemented the anti-discrimination law at the workplace in order to provide equal rights and...
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