Racism: "Racism is a marriage of racist policies and racist ideas that produces and normalizes racial inequities."
Antiracist: "One who is supporting an antiracist policy through their actions or expressing an antiracist idea."
Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist
Institutional (Systematic) Racism: Coined in 1967 by Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton - "The systematic distribution of resources, power and opportunity in our society to the benefit of people who are white and the exclusion of people of color."
Implicit Bias (Implicit Social Cognition): “Refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner."
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University
Following the tragic death of George Floyd and the outrage that has followed, the Arizona Law community responded. Collected here are the statements that were written and shared by Arizona Law student groups and Dean Miller.
Also collected in this section is highlighted Arizona Law faculty scholarship and opinion that explores the various issues covered in this guide. All material was curated from our Faculty Scholarship Database.
Criminal Justice and Police Reform
Institutional Racism & Implicit Racial Bias
“Accountability is in essence a form of solidarity, one that acknowledges the deep conditioning of all of us into a racist construct that places white at the top while systematically devaluing People and Communities of Color. In this culture, we are taught to hoard power, win at all costs, see “other” as threat, and live in increased anxiety about losing our share of the so-called pie. As a result, we are separated not just from each other but from ourselves. Accountability becomes a way to reconnect through the power of authentic relationship across these false yet powerful divides.” – Dismantling Racism