Systemic racism and anti-Haitian racism: Challenges and opportunities

Ana S.Q. Liberato, Yanick St. Jean

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The authors demonstrate that systemic racism theory can be utilized to explain and confront anti-Haitian racism. The main argument is that systemic racism theory is exportable because it provides a framework from which the historical, structural-institutional, and ideological can be articulated in a coherent and integrated way. Systemic racism’s argued plausible exportability lies in its ability to link anti-Haitian racism to the dynamics of power, hegemony, and material interests, past and present practices of the state and government and societal institutions, and different dimensions and forms of discrimination. It also provides a structural standpoint for identifying and challenging racial oppression. The chapter establishes connections between systemic racism and the white racial frame, shedding light on the mechanisms through which anti-Haitian oppression is legitimized and maintained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystemic Racism
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Liberty, Justice, and Democracy Real
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781137594105
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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