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White Privilege, Does it Exist?

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White privilege does exist. There is bias in the jobs people are offered, the economic equality of men and women, and the colorism within the Black community.

When applying for a job, studies have shown that the name of the applicant makes a huge differences in the decision-making process. According to Huffington Post, employers tend to give an interview to someone with a more “white sounding” name as opposed to someone with a more “black sounding.” According to Forbes, white households make sixteen times the wealth of a black household. There is inequality in the treatment of not only women, but women of color. A white man makes more money than any other race in the United States. According to Business Insider, a white woman will make about 10K less than a white man, but still about 8K more than black women and about 11K more than Latinas.

Along with these things comes colorism. A white women is deemed to be more attractive than someone with darker skin. This is also true for Black women. When mixed with any other race, they are seen as more beautiful or attractive. This is seen all over social media where the “Instagram Baddies” are mixed or white. A white woman’s looks allow her to not get traffic tickets, get free things, and get the attention they want.

In all these instances being as close to white as possible is what is desired. Society has deemed white skin as superior to any other and this fact is true 200 years after the end of slavery. America as well as the world has a long way to go in order to ensure equality for those who are not white, for those that do not have privilege.

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