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For the purposes of our work, we define racism and prejudice using definitions from the Racial Equity Tools Glossary

A pre-judgment or unjustifiable, and usually negative, attitude of one type of individual or groups toward another group and its members. Such negative attitudes are typically based on unsupported generalizations (or stereotypes) that deny the right of individual members of certain groups to be recognized and treated as individuals with individual characteristics.  

Racism = race prejudice + social and institutional power
Racism = a system of advantage based on race
Racism = a system of oppression based on race
Racism = a white supremacy system  

Racism is different from racial prejudice, hatred, or discrimination. Racism involves one group having the power to carry out systematic discrimination through the institutional policies and practices of the society and by shaping the cultural beliefs and values that support those racist policies and practices.  

For additional resources on learning more about prejudice and racism, including how you can help work for racial and social justice at all levels please visit:  

CDC Racism and Health

Racial Equity Tools:

Breaking the Prejudice Habit: