White Privilege Overtakes Institutional Racism

The Audacious Epigone, August 18, 2012

In the standard MG mold, a comprehensive (and bar none for reference purposes) post mocking the spurious explanations for disparities in outcomes among members of different racial and ethnic groups references the phrase “institutional racism”, noting that it seems to have been replaced by the (even more) amorphous “white privilege”. Perspicacious writer, that MG. The percentage of English language books published in the US containing the phrases in question from 1950 through 2008 (the latest year for which data are available):

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