What is Systemic Harm?
Let’s start by breaking down the definition. Systemic is referred to as relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part. According to Meriam-Webster dictionary, harm refers to physical or mental damage or injury : something that causes someone or something to be hurt, broken, made less valuable or successful. Thus, systemic harm can be defined as an opposed part of a system that experiences physical and/or mental damage or injury resulting in someone feeling hurt, broken or less valuable successful than the rest of the parts of the system. Let’s say the system refers to our community or macrosystems at large.
What are your examples or experiences of systemic harm?