Ashley N. Sellers
Ivy Tech Community College
In the article “Whites Swim in Racial Preference” whites really don’t realize how much we are readily handed compared to those of a different race or ethnicity. In this article it mainly focuses on how the University of Michigan discriminates against non-white racial groups with their points system. I have found that even though it is equally shared, it is much easier for whites to obtain points than blacks. This article also talks about Affirmative Action and how it really benefitted whites more so than minorities because whites are the racial preference in America. White privilege is a very prevalent thing in America, even though we all think we’re striving for equality.
Many white people truly don’t realize how much we are privileged today. We are constantly being reminded that if we set our minds to things we can achieve anything, but is that true for all races and ethnic groups? For whites it is easily possible to do and become anything we want but not so easy for other minority groups like Arabs, blacks, Hispanics, and Latinos. The University of Michigan was brought up in the article because its points system was extremely white privileged. White privilege means that whites get better benefits or immunities granted to them just because they are white. Our society still has somewhat of a glass ceiling when it comes to minority groups. Let’s be honest there are far more whites in power, politics, and many other things than minority group people are. That tells me that there is a glass ceiling because there still is a barrier that’s blocking minorities from promotion in America. Many things can relate to this article like, white privilege, a glass ceiling, racism, discrimination, prejudice, and stereotypes
First, white privilege relates to this article because the whites at the University of Michigan are awarded points much easier than blacks. Even though it’s
References: Tim Wise. (2003). Whites Swim in Racial Preference. Alternet.org. October 14, 2012 from http://www.alternet.org/story/15223/whites_swim_in_racial_preference