"Institutional" is like "white privilege", you can't prove conclusively that it exists, but you can imply it as the cause of why people continue to be poor.<quoted text>
In reply to someone who incessantly claims that institutional racism pervades the U.S., Obama's presidency is the most notable evidence to the contrary.
Of course, it simply gives minorities excuses as to why they fail, and blocks self improvement and a desire to adopt cultural practices of more sucessful people.
That's the cost of identity politics. By essentially legitimizing them amongst minority populations, against whites, they have not eliminated racial animosity, they have intensified it.
That's what "self-determination" is about, I really don't want to live in a society where my income is being used to buy votes from people who want my taxes even higher, and base there anger that I have an invisible privilege.