Racism as Social Problem. So, if race isn’t a meaningful biological category, shouldn’t we just stop talking about it? No, because the fact is that race as a social category remains a significant predictor of which groups get access to goods and resource and which groups face barriers. While the Civil Rights Act outlawed forms of discrimination in public accommodations, housing, employment and education, the fact is that discrimination persists. While overt individual discrimination is , it’s also part of that discrimination that was outlawed. More pervasive today in many ways isthe uneven access by group membership to resources, status, and power that stems from seemingly neutral policies and practices of organizations and institutions.


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