Systematic racism is real

Although the existence and effects of systematic racism are well studied, there are still some people who try to deny its existence.  The following links should help clear up any confusion.

Definition of Systemic Racism in Sociology: https://www.thoughtco.com/systemic-racism-3026565

Finally, an explanation of systemic racism that won’t put you to sleep: https://www.vox.com/2015/4/23/8482799/systemic-racism-explained-examples

Fourteen examples of systemic racism in the US criminal justice system: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2010/07/26/fourteen-examples-systemic-racism-us-criminal-justice-system

A DEA agent speaks out about how he was directed to enforce drug laws in poor minority communities, but to leave affluent white drug users alone: https://thefreethoughtproject.com/dea-agent-drug-laws-intentionally-rich-communities/

Eight videos that explain systemic racism: https://www.raceforward.org/videos/systemic-racism

Systemic racism is real, by Ben and Jerry’s: https://www.benjerry.com/home/whats-new/2016/systemic-racism-is-real

VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer clearly explains systemic racism, mostly for a white audience seeking to understand: https://theweek.com/speedreads/920727/veggietales-creator-phil-vischer-clearly-explains-systemic-racism-mostly-white-audience-seeking-understand

Of particular concern to some on the right is the term “systemic racism,” often wrongly interpreted as an accusation that everyone in the system is racist. In fact, systemic racism means almost the opposite. It means that we have systems and institutions that produce racially disparate outcomes, regardless of the intentions of the people who work within them. When you consider that much of the criminal justice system was built, honed and firmly established during the Jim Crow era — an era almost everyone, conservatives included, will concede rife with racism — this is pretty intuitive. The modern criminal justice system helped preserve racial order — it kept black people in their place. For much of the early 20th century, in some parts of the country, that was its primary function. That it might retain some of those proclivities today shouldn’t be all that surprising: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/opinions/systemic-racism-police-evidence-criminal-justice-system/