(White) Social Institutions
|10 Richest Americans||100%|
|Top Military Advisors|
|Current U.S. President & Vice-President||100%|
|Current U.S. Presidential Cabinet||91%|
|People Who Decide Which TV Shows We See||93%|
|People Who Decide Which Books We Read||90%|
|People Who Decide Which News is Covered||85%|
|People Who Decide Which Music is Produced||95%|
|People Who Directed the 100 Top Grossing Films Worldwide||95%|
|Full-Time College Professors||84%|
|Owners of Men's Professional Football Teams||97%|
|Players||Head Coaches||Majority Owners||League Office Staff|
|Players||Head Coaches||CEO/President||League Office Staff|
|Two or more races||9.6%||0%||0%||1.7%|
Criminal Justice System
Consider these questions posed by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun (2001) in Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups:
Which of these characteristics of white supremacy culture are at play in your workplace or other organizations in your community? How do they stand in the way of racial justice? What can you and your community do to shift the belief(s) and behavior(s) to ones that support racial justice and a multicultural organization?
Web of Institutional Racism
- Social institutions such as sports, education, criminal justice system, and the workplace reflect white dominance.
- The web of institutional racism, rooted in housing inequality, negatively impacts educational, employment, health, and criminal justice outcomes for many communities of color, while simultaneously advantaging Euro Americans/white Americans.