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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4: Blacks/ African Americans • 312 million people as of 2008 in the U.S • 2/3 white male and Blacks make 1/3 (41 million) of the population , 95% were in servitude • White privilege whites have unearned privileges in society (Whites males to a greater extent) • Unearned Privileges whites have: 1. Employment 2. Adjudication Lower criminal record, fewer years of service upon conviction, less penalty 3. Higher pay 4. Credit/ Loans 5. Education 6. No glass-ceiling (Promotion) 7. Stereotyping/ Discrimination 8. Respect 9. Health Care Greater life expectancy • WASP dominant group • Ethnic minorities non dominant group (1600-1890) MOST PRIVILEDGED GERMANS ITALIANS KENYA MALES KENYA FEMALES FRENCH MALE INDIANS DOMINANT GROUP BLACKS IRISH POLISH FEMALES AFRICANS How would non-dominant groups get the unearned privileges? • Overt Government intervention, court rulings (Brown vs. Board of Education) • Owned Recognition (We are Americans, we are not part of non-dominant group so we deserve the privileges)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course DIVERSITY 364 taught by Professor Lisacharles during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.
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