Systematic discrimination, also known as institutional discrimination, is a type of discrimination that occurs on some kind of regular basis in the place of work as an inalienable part of the business, resulting in a vulnerable position for people with similar set factors such as race, sex, and disability over time. Discrimination that is systematic in its implementation of policies, as well as practices is not visible at first glance.
To effectively combat systemic inequality, four interconnected strands of activity, as seen in the experience of the cities studied, are required:
Prepare yourself: It entails obtaining leadership and creating action drivers, as well as establishing standards across the organization with respect to the issue.
Identify: The goal of this strand of work is to identify and make systematic discrimination visible.
Prevent: This entails rethinking the systems that cause disadvantage and putting in place new systems that promote equality.
Shared Practice: This strand of work focuses on facilitating a coordinated response to systemic inequality across all sectors. It entails collaboration between the city, the larger public sector, and the commercial sector in order to achieve such coherence in response.