MPHR-708-01 Analyzing and Addressing Institutional Discrimination
Spring for 2017-2018
Institutional discrimination is a form of discrimination that occurs in institutions such as public bodies, corporations, and universities. Institutional discrimination is distinguished from the bigotry, bias and cross-cultural insensitivity of individuals by the existence of systematic, structural policies and practices that have the unintended effect of disadvantaging certain groups based on their social identity.

Many organizations have done a significant amount of work in addressing issues of diversity and inclusion at the individual and interpersonal level, but have yet to address how policies, practices, and procedures can be institutionalized along race, class, gender and other lines. As a result, institutionally discriminatory behaviors, policies and practices persist.

This course will provide an in-depth understanding of the forms of institutional discrimination embedded in many organizations. Participants will focus on ways to dismantle discriminatory behaviors, policies and practices and learn to design and implement systems that create an inclusive, culturally competent, and discrimination-free culture.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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