SOC 134 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: White Supremacy, Deindustrialization, Human Capital

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Chapter 19
Racial Privilege Shapes Economic Privilege
3rd generation immigrants:
o Asian Poverty decreases
o White and Hispanic poverty stays the same
o Black poverty increases by 26%
More poor than their grandparents who immigrated from
the Caribbean or Africa
Audit Studies
Nonwhite unemployment rate is consistently double what it is of
whites. Audit studies show:
o Employers are 3-4x more likely to offer whites a job
o Applicants with white sounding names are 50% more likely to be
called for an interview that applicants with black sounding
names
o Whites convicted of selling drugs are more likely to land a job
than blacks with no criminal history
The Split Labor Market
The business elite employs racial domination
o Pits one group against another
This thwarts interracial worker solidarity
Keeps the price of labor low, causing worker exploitation
Racial antagonism disadvantages all workers
The split labor market can cause interpersonal racism
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