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It's not about what Alvin Holmes said, it's about what Alabama House republicans did.
Bama house republicans voted to deny black/poor women access to a safe legal abortion yesterday, blame Alvin Holmes callous rant. Not. According to a report by the Kaiser Foundation African American women obtained the majority of legal abortions in Alabama.Yellowdog hits the nail on the head:
And all these issues adversely and disproportionately affect black and brown Alabamians.Institutional racism is any system of inequality based on race. It can occur in institutions such as public government bodies, private business corporations (such as media outlets), and universities (public and private).
The ides that this is not racially motivated is ludicrous. Slavery followed by Jim Crow was overt, what we have now is covert.
It can even go to our base natures. We are psychologically programmed to prefer and select those other people who look and act like ourselves.
Until we break down the barriers and the institutionalized racism and create equality, not just lip-service, it will not change.
Standing by and ignoring or pretending this doesn't exist as a fact of our lives and existence is shameful and evil.
It's easier to blame Alvin Holmes for the institutionalized racism than to confront the real perpetrators.