Institutional Racism, Power and Accountability
AbstractIn this article, I will focus on institutional racism and discuss the problems with the idea of 'unwitting racism' found in the report. I will argue that there are a number of conceptual confusions in the report. It is necessary to disassociate the unintentional effects of procedures, from procedures that relate to the exercise of judgements and agency. The pervasiveness of institutional power makes accountability one of the most vital issues raised by the report, which links to the issue of power. In addition, the article argues that it is important to look at the gendered nature of racims and particularly at the role of masculinity.
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Volume (Year): 4 (1999)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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Accountability; Class; Gender; Institutional Racism; Masculinity; Power;
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