Additionally, racism is seen institutionally within a large subset of systems that impact individuals. Institutional racism is defined in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) as “the manifestation of racism in social systems and institutions. It is the social, economic, educational, and political forces or policies that operate to foster discriminatory outcomes. It is the combination of ...
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... not the only thing but communities of color are also policed more harshly by racially profiling individuals of color. Although a person of color might not be causing any harm, they are seen as dangerous or suspicious and must be question whereas a white person will never have to be racially profiled by police. Finally, police brutality has been a common occurrence toward black people. For example, Eric Garner was strangled to death by a white police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, because he suspected Garner was selling single cigarettes without tax stamps. Although Garner had told the officer that he was not selling cigarettes and was tired of being harassed by him, the officer took it upon his duty to hold him down until he could not breathe. After this brutality, the grand jury did not want to indict Pataleo for his actions causing a wave of protests (Goodman, 2014).
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