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Structural Racism Caucus

Ohio State University Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2004–September 30, 2005
  • Location Columbus, OH, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University is collaborating with several organizations to create the Structural Racism Caucus. Structural racism goes beyond individual or personal actions, recognizing that societal conditions exist that help to perpetuate unequal access to social goods without requiring individual action or intent. In order to equip practitioners to understand this new perspective on racism, there is a critical need to define it and explore ways to address it.Funding will enable the caucus to bring together researchers, advocates and practitioners to pool their research and refine their understanding of structural racism. Objectives include articulating theories and definitions of structural racism; developing strategies and tools to promote change; raising awareness of structural racism at the community level; and coordinating existing efforts around race.The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was created to deepen understanding of the causes and solutions to racial and ethnic disparities and hierarchies.