TERMS DEFINED

Courtesy of Critical Theory Textbook, Lois Tyson for the win
  1. Racialism
    The belief in racial superiority, inferiority, and purity based on the conviction that moral and intellectual characteristics, just like physical characteristics, are biological properties that differentiate the races. Anyone can be a racialist.
  2. Racism
    The unequal power relations that grow from the sociopolitical domination of one race by another and that result in systematic discriminatory practices (for example, segregation, domination, and persecution). Only a person who is a part of this dominant race, can in fact be racist, usually in American that means being a White American.
  3. Institutionalized racism
    The incorporation of racist policies and practices in the institutions by which a society operates. For example, The possession of 28 gram of cocaine automatically triggers a five-year mandatory prison sentence. However, it takes 500 grams of powder cocaine to trigger that same five-year mandatory prison sentence.
  4. Eurocentrism
    The belief that European culture is vastly superior to all others.
  5. Internalized racism
    The psychological programming by which a racist society indoctrinates people of color to believe in white superiority.
  6. Intra-racial racism
    The discrimination within the black community against those with darker skin and more African features. Latinx communities also do the same, favoring phenotype a that are more Eurocentric than African.
  7. Double consciousness or double vision
    The awareness of belonging to two conflicting cultures. For many this means having one cultural self at home and another cultural self in white-dominated public space, such as the workplace and the school.
  8. Critical Race Theory and its six premises
    1 Everyday racism is a common, ordinary experience for people of color in the United States. 2 Racism is largely the result of interest convergence , sometimes referred to as material determinism . 3 Race is socially constructed . 4 Racism often takes the form of differential racialization . 5 Everyone’s identity is a product of intersectionality . 6 The experiences of racial minorities have given them what might be called a unique voice of color .