Date Published: 2/1/1998
Author(s): Elizabeth Martinez
Summary: Martinez begins by stating how racism is a system, and not just individual acts of prejudice. She asserts that White Supremacy is a better term to use than racism because it describes a power relationship. She then provides the historical context of systemic racism in the US, further concluding that it was the first country that was "born racist" (with South Africa to follow after)
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