White Privilege and Racial Inequality in the United States


Racial minorities have experienced inequality and disenfranchisement in ways that White people have not since the beginning of the United States’ history. Despite the growing number of racial minorities, this disenfranchisement has continued to the present day, evident in various socioeconomic disparities. Highlighting the concept of White privilege, this presentation explores disparities and inequalities among the different racial groups in the United States. First, I will provide an overview of the different racial groups and how they are categorized by the US Census Bureau, including the issue of Hispanic origin. Following, I will explore the evolution of the racial composition of the United States, emphasizing the recent and projected diversification. I will then discuss the concept of White privilege, defined as the societal and systemic advantages that White people have relative to racial minorities. Various measures of inequality will then be explored, including wealth, poverty, educational attainment, housing tenure, unemployment, incarceration, and healthcare. 
Moderator : Dr.Sakkarin Niyomsilpa

November 1, 2019 Time: 12:30-13:30 hrs. Room 109 Sabua