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
Symbolic Racism (Modern Racism)
Systemic Racism (Institutional Racism)
HBCU (Historically Black Colleges/Universities)
PWI (Predominantly White Institution)
Racialism (By WEB Du Bois’ distinction)
Reverse Discrimination or Reverse Racism
Sociology, Language, and Education Terms
Closure in Sociology
Equity vs Equality
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