Systemic Discrimination

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Definition: Systemic Discrimination

Discrimination may result owing to individual behavior or even due to unintended and unconscious design of the system.


Systemic discrimination is defined as a set of behavior, policies which are an inherent part of an organization which lead to creation of disadvantage for people with a common set of characteristics like race, color, disability and sex.


Numerical data such as statistics showing that racialized people are not being treated well, policies, decision making processes and processes which may exclude racialized people and organizational culture like internal culture can help identify systemic discrimination.


Example:

Many companies that pay men more than women for the same amount of work done, having a same entry route for all employees into the organization calls for the disabled to seek help, which again creates sort of discrimination.

 

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