Institutionalised Racism In Schools

Presentation 4

Institutional Racism


This type of racism is also referred to as systemic racism. In essence, systemic racism happens when most institutions like governments, those of legal nature, health and education systems as well as business entitiesdecide to exercise bias against certain groups of individuals by solely dwelling on things such as race, color, ethnicity or national origin. While this type of racism may at times seem unintentional, it mostly tends to occur when the apparently non-discriminatory actions of a culture that is more dominant excluding or marginalizing minority cultures.


The broad purpose of this presentation is to have an understanding of just what institutional racism is and its impact on school students. Furthermore, the course also looks at the process of cultural audit at the work place. In essence, specific attention is given to what really entails a “cultural audit” process at the work place.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Analyze, articulate and defend their understanding of what really entails the concept of institutional racism. They should also have a rough idea of terms such as: race, racism, racists, systemic racism; bigotry, institutional racism, and colorblindness;
  2. Examine and discern some of the dominant, divergent ideological positions that may be available on race as well as the politics of race. in the United States;
  3. Identify, analyze and deconstruct what really entails a “cultural audit” process at the work place.