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Unformatted text preview: Inequalities in
Current Levels of Well-Being Capacity for Individual and Community
Improvement Is Undermined ONGOING RACIAL INEQUALITIES
Source: The Aspen Roundtable on Community Change. 12 T H E C O N T E X T:
THE DOMINANT CONSENSUS ON RACE 13 B LACKS AND WHITES
WHO EARN THE SAME
SALARIES TODAY HAVE
WEALTH LEVELS. WHITE PRIVILEGE:
THE LEGACY AND ENDURING
POWER OF OUR RACIAL HISTORY
hite privilege refers to whites’ historical and contemporary advantage in
all of the principal opportunity domains, including education, employment,
housing, health care, political representation, media inﬂuence, and so on.
Whites’ advantage in each one of those areas is signiﬁcant, but the accumulated beneﬁt
across all domains adds up to a pattern that has concentrated and sustained racial
differences in wealth, power, and other dimensions of well-being. W An example of the way in which historical privilege has a legacy that carries through
to today can be found in comparing...
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- Spring '14