For those who see institutional racism as a problem which can be solved, the points of focus by Deloria are these: An institution is a “person” with a personality shaped by western-culture; and institutional racism is a phenomenon created by western culture. The idea that an institution is a “person” with a personality of its own is not new; the legal profession has held that a corporation, and therefore, an institution, is a “person” protected by the fourth amendment of the Constitution.

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