Structural racism is defined as:
“A system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural
representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity. It identifies dimensions of our history and culture that have allowed privileges associated with “whiteness” and disadvantages associated with “color” to endure and adapt over time. Structural racism is not something that a few people or institutions choose to practice. Instead it has been a feature of the social, economic and political systems in which we all
exist.” The Aspen Institute
Racist incidents are never isolated. They are symptoms of a tree of disease that has deep roots. In this video, Trevor Noah examines the recent incidents in a comprehensive way, making linkages to which we should all pay attention.