institutional discrimination

(noun) Discriminatory policies and practices favorable to a dominant group and unfavorable to another group that are systematically embedded in the existing structure of society in the form of norms.

Example: Legalized slavery and voter suppression. Institutional discrimination is not always intentional such as school funding based on property taxes. More affluent areas will have higher property taxes and thus more funding is funneled to local schools and those students receive an unequal advantage compared to students in other areas.

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How to Cite the Definition of Institutional Discrimination

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “institutional-discrimination.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/institutional-discrimination/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

institutional-discrimination. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/institutional-discrimination/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “institutional-discrimination.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/institutional-discrimination/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“institutional-discrimination.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/institutional-discrimination/>.