Meaning of institutional racism in English:

institutional racism


mass noun
  • Discrimination or unequal treatment on the basis of membership of a particular ethnic group (typically one that is a minority or marginalized), arising from systems, structures, or expectations that have become established within an institution or organization.

    ‘police violence and concerns about institutional racism are not new’
    • ‘The most serious charge is that of institutional racism.’
    • ‘There are specific lessons that we can learn here from the inquiry about tackling institutional racism.’
    • ‘Many instances of institutional racism discovered by the inquiry capture the dehumanising effect of this outlook.’
    • ‘The association was accused of institutional racism by one of its senior members.’
    • ‘This was enacted in the context of concerns over institutional racism in public services.’
    • ‘It's also important to point out that government departments have a particular responsibility to deal with the issue of institutional racism.’
    • ‘Tackling institutional racism was still an important issue for the police and other institutions.’
    • ‘A new report has called for urgent action to tackle institutional racism in universities.’
    • ‘It is true that in recent years the police have made real efforts to crack down on institutional racism.’
    • ‘It is not surprising that the psychiatric services once again stand accused of institutional racism.’