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This guide covers the history of race and politics in the United States

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Definitions

Politics are the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.

Race Relations is the social, political, and economic relations between races and ethnicities at all levels of society. This area encompasses the study of racism, residential segregation, and other complex social processes between different racial and ethnic groups.

Structural Inequality is defined as a condition where one category of people are attributed an unequal status in relation to other categories of people. This relationship is perpetuated and reinforced by a confluence of unequal relations in roles, functions, decisions, rights, and opportunities.

Privilege is defined as a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person or race beyond the advantages of most.

 

Films on Demand: Structural Inequality

Description: Two progressive groups state that identity politics prohibits the confrontation of structural inequality. Alexander discusses targeting universalism and being race conscious. Stevenson believes we cannot overcome our racist past without recognizing the consequences of segregation. 

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