When a dysfunctional institution teaches and embraces incompetence as though it is the pinnacle of competence because it is so embedded in its culture.
How does one truthfully explain something like the post office or the prison industrial system to a child without in some way making a reference to institutionalized incompetence?
by Dr Bunnygirl June 21, 2020
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Institutionalized Racism is the process of purposely discriminating against certain groups of people through the use of biased laws or practices. Often, institutionalized racism is subtle and manifests itself in seemingly innocuous ways, but its effects are anything but subtle. An example of this type of racism is the redlining of districts to keep certain people from moving in to a new neighborhood, pervasive in the financial industry in the 1950s and 60s.

Those accepted, established, evident, visible, and respected forces, social arrangements, institutions, structures, policies, precedents and systems of social relations that operate and are manipulated in such a way as to allow, support, or acquiesce to acts of individual racism and to deprive certain racially identified categories within a society a chance to share, have equal access to, or have equal opportunity to acquire those things, material and nonmaterial, that are defined as desirable and necessary for rising in an hierarchical class society while that society is dependent, in part, upon that group they deprive for their labor and loyalty. Institutional racism is more subtle, less visible, and less identifiable but no less destructive to human life and human dignity than individual acts of racism
Institutionalized racism deprives a racially identified group, usually defined as generally inferior to the defining dominant group, equal access to an treatment in education, medical care, law, politics, housing, etc. - Louis L. Knowles and Kenneth Prewitt, editors, Institutional Racism in America (Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1969).

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A prisoner who has sex with other same-sex prisoners yet claims to be straight.
"Yo man, the guard's not looking. Come here and blow me."
"No way! I'm not gay!"
"I'm not gay either man, I'm just INSTITUTIONALLY gay."
"Oh, so it's OK for me to blow you?"
"Totally!"
"Cool! Mmmmf mfff mmm mfmmmm."
by Black@Heart November 15, 2009
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The act of an institution or charity hiring a staff of commissioned college students that stand in the street wearing branded shirts, passing out sympathy- or fear-inducing literature, and holding clipboards to forcibly solicit donations.
A: Aww man, the sidewalk is blocked up by 5 people all wearing the same green shirt, this can only mean Greenpeace is engaging in institutionalized panhandling again.
B: Quick, pretend you're on your cell phone and whatever you do do not make eye contact.
by rion harmon June 19, 2008
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The point where a person has been in post-graduate school so long, either studying or teaching, they can no longer cope in the real world; they view all problems in the world as black & white and take pride in always being politically correct.
Richard's been struggling with his new job at Subway after graduating with degrees in eastern philosophy and liberal arts, I think he might be academically institutionalized by now.
by hughmurris April 07, 2012
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what an official government report stated the metropolitan police is , in other words that racism is endemic, in all ranks and areas of the organisation, and the the so called decent officers (sic) are unwilling to speak out, therefore making them just as guilty.
some people don't like it, and will threaten you when you say it, but that the met is a disgrace is way beyond doubt.
by Ben Dover of the yard April 23, 2004
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The act of an institution or charity hiring a staff of commissioned college students that stand in the street wearing branded shirts, passing out sympathy- or fear-inducing literature, and holding clipboards to forcibly solicit donations.
A: Aww man, the sidewalk is blocked up by 5 people all wearing the same green shirt, this can only mean Greenpeace is engaging in institutionalized panhandling again.
B: Quick, pretend you're on your cell phone and whatever you do do not make eye contact.
by rion h June 20, 2008
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