Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Reference sources on institutional racism and cultural racism

In light of questions at the desk today about information on examples of institutional or cultural racism, I thought I'd post the gist of an e-mail message I sent out on BBLIB two years ago on this same subject. As in 2003, the questions at the desk today were tied to a sociology assignment.

[Here are] some good reference sources with definitions of institutional and/or cultural racism:

- Encyclopedia of Psychology (BF31 .E52 2000) has an entry on "racism" with large subheadings devoted to "institutional racism" and "cultural racism"

- Survey of Social Science: Sociology Series (HM17 .S86 1994) has a long entry on "institutional racism"

- Encyclopedia of American Social History (HN57 .E58 1992) has a good overview of racism that discusses institutional and cultural aspects

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