• Rebecca Schneider

A STARTING POINT: GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

The following terms are linked to its Wikipedia sites. This is a great page to turn to when you are looking to read up on the general overviews of these terms and how these are rooted in history.

Please note: this is inclusive and will be updated regularly. Please let me know of additional terms to add in the comments below!


Racism and Discrimination Terms

Cultural Terms


Political Terms

Sociology, Language, and Education Terms


Additional Glossary via the Aspen Institute


Structural Racism: A system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity. It identifies dimensions of our history and culture that have allowed privileges associated with “whitenes