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English definition of “institutionalized racism”

institutionalized racism

noun [U]     mainly UK
racism (= when someone is treated unfairly because of their race ) that has become part of the normal behaviour of people within an organization : The police had to fend off allegations of institutional racism after a black suspect was beaten by four white police officers .Racial issuesRace and ethnicityNot able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
(Definition of institutionalized racism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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