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Glossary Term: Systemic Discrimination (relating to Respectful University)

Definition:

occurs when structural barriers or widespread stereotypes and assumptions bar certain groups of people from full participation in activities covered by The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. This generally refers to situations where the combined effect of behaviour and attitudes, rules, standards, policies and procedures that are part of the structure of an organization result in a "system" of discrimination creating or perpetuating disadvantages which excludes or affects whole groups of people because of race, gender, sexual orientation etc.
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