Despite the nation’s great achievements in race relations, there remains institutional racism in higher education. (Photo: Sshepard/Getty Images)
Walter E. Williams, a columnist for The Daily Signal, is a professor of economics at George Mason University.
Institutional racism and systemic racism are terms bandied about these days without much clarity. Being 84 years of age, I have seen and lived through what might be called institutional racism or systemic racism. Both operate under the assumption that one race is superior to another. It involves the practice of treating a person or group of people differently based on their race.