Examining Race Privilege in America: The Preservation of Whiteness through the Systematic Oppression of African-Americans

  • Justin Selner University of Alberta
Keywords: US, Political Science, Race


The prevailing assumption that race-relations have equalized in America is largely based on an incorrect and misinformed understanding of current socio-economic policies and public behaviors. The continued racialization and discrimination towards African-Americans may be linked to strategic efforts that seek to preserve the dominance and authority of whiteness. This paper examines such claims within the context of the post civil rights movement, with specific attention given to the media, education system, and implementations of social justice.