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Authors

Thomas Mann Jr

Orginal Publication Date

1982

Journal Title

Explorations in Ethnic Studies

Volume

5

Issue

ees/vol5/iss1

First Page

64

Last Page

65

Abstract

To disagree with the author’s central theme that institutional racism is the principal deterrent to social, economic, and political equality of the races in America would be to ignore centuries of American history in which racial minorities have been oppressed and denied equality of rights and opportunities. Even further, one must agree with the author’s argument that institutional racism is merely the manifestation of “beliefs held so tenaciously that they guide behavior spontaneously by excluding any process which call them into question,” while simultaneously purporting to be open to the individual, irrespective of race», gender or age.

Rights

Copyright, ​©EES, The National Association for Ethnic Studies, 1982

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