Monday, February 28, 2011

Maybe it's race, cont.

8 comments:

Wade Brummett said...

Same topic is being covered in my sociology class. Interesting how programs from social structures in the past carry out such an influence today

Michael said...

This graph does a good job of summing up the effect of the social gap between classes. This will be a good resource that I will most likely use on my paper.

JoeTFischer said...

this clearly, and sadly, demonstrates that there is still racial inequality. it seem more invisible now, though.

Tim Pettingill said...

I guess there's a little bit more than a shadowy line that still divides. This graph helps bring to light that we are still far from a racism-free economy.

D_ana said...

I agree with Joe! Racial inequality is definitely more invisible than it once was. I was amazed by the differences in pay for the same job.

Rachel said...

this is so crazy.. I made more this summer then almost all of the "people of color" in the graph shown... wow the differance is crazy

Cecily said...

I'm taking a statistics class right now which has taught me to be ridiculously conscious of not taking information in graphs/charts without questioning. Because of this mind set it occurred to me that perhaps there is something known as a "lurking variable" in this situation, and the disparity could be partially caused by the education level of applicants. People with more education are generally payed more, and in these lower end jobs if one applicant has graduated from high school and the other hasn't they may get payed more.

sandi said...

this Graph hits Home more when you listen to Jonathan Kozol: Education in America you can find him on You Tube in 6 segment He talks about segregation in america and disparateness in the drastic differences in education for black students, Hispanic student and for white students he also talks
the life chance that is give to each
it is just Sad