What is White Privilege? - Definition, Examples & Statistics


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Which of the following most appropriately describes white privilege?

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1. The ideas and theories about different races that people use to define or interpret other groups of people is referred to as what?

2. Where is one likely to find examples of institutional racism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While our society has come a long way from the egregious racism of the past, there is still work to be done in eliminating racial bias from our culture. This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of the concept of white privilege, including where it comes from and how it manifests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assets will check your knowledge of the following:

  • Defining white privilege
  • Choosing what term best fits the ideas about different races that people use to define other groups of people
  • Where you can find examples of institutional racism
  • How a study demonstrated racial bias in hiring
  • What factor influences the disproportionate prosecution of young black boys and men

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on white privilege
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding racial bias and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where institutional racism shows up in our culture

Additional Learning

Understanding white privilege can help you understand the way that racism still informs our culture. To learn more, review the lesson called What is White Privilege? - Definition, Examples & Statistics, which will cover the following:

  • Defining white privilege and how it impacts our culture
  • Explaining the origins of white privilege in our history, and how it continues today
  • Discussing how white people may exhibit white privilege without thinking about it
  • Describing white privilege in different contexts