Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009


Discriminatory policy among the undergraduate students towards racism and white privilege in America

G. Sankar
  • G. Sankar
  • Department of English, Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR Technical University, Avadi-Chennai-600062 Tamilnadu, India.
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  •  Received: 04 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 03 September 2014
  •  Published: 10 October 2014


This paper addresses racism and white privilege in America. Racism is generally discriminatory policy and behavior aimed at oppressing non whites whereas white privilege is the advantage gained by whites that is not due to ability or merit. It is argued that white privilege is largely invisible and that this allows the current unacceptable status quo to continue. A survey of items is offered as a tool to be used by college teachers to sensitize students of the nature and effects of white privilege.


Key words: Discriminate, racism, racial code words, racism, white privilege.