Racism is a set of societal, cultural and institutional beliefs and practices (regardless of intention) that oppress one race for the benefit of another. (Western States Center’s Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book for Social Change Groups. Defining Racism Handout)
Personal Racism: The way in which we perpetuate racism on an individual basis.
Systemic Racism: A system that continually advantages one racial group and systemically disadvantages another over time.« Back to Glossary Index