Date Approved

2009

Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department

Social Work

Abstract

People in our society can go through life without knowing about white privilege or realizing they themselves, may have this privilege. The white or lighter skin color of a person has automatic benefits, right from birth, them not ever having to do anything to attain this privilege. The consequences are mostly good and outweigh the bad, for the ones that have white privilege. However, skin that is not white has far more injustices, they are oppressed and they are the ones that suffer, not having this same privilege. This study will recognize awareness, barriers, and successful ways to treat people all the same. This study has found enough comprehensive research to begin spreading the successful findings to our society to dismantle white privilege.

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