Structural Racism by the Numbers

This talk by John Green highlights manifestations of racism in the United States in the areas of the criminal justice system, employment, education, and healthcare.

“Much of the racial wealth disparities in the U.S. is due to inheritance. White people are far more likely to inherit money and land than black people are, and that’s due in large part to the fact that for almost all of American history, it was basically impossible for African Americans to accrue wealth.”

“To deny the existence of systemic racism is to deny a huge body of evidence indicating that racial bias affects almost every facet of American life.”

“While statistics and data are important it is also important to listen to the voices of the people who are impacted by racism.”


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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  1. January 19, 2015

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