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Institutional Racism

  • By: Kaylene A. Richards-Ekeh
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Racism refers to a belief about the racial superiority of one group over another. Racism can be expressed in individual beliefs and actions, as well as by groups. Institutional racism is racism that is embedded in a society's institutions—for example, in ...

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