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Lifestyles Of The Rich And Racist

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This chapter presents an evidence of the extent of lying with racial statistics. It examines the extent to which two errors (conceptual and methodological) occurs in the major journals in the United States of America. The major sociology journals in the United States are the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces and Demography. The race variable used by most researchers is measured indirectly and is based on an individual's self-reported racial identification. These two errors were confounded when the authors glossed over the causal and racial concepts in their research. The application of the regression methods ranged from ordinary least squares regression, factor analysis, analysis of variance, structural equation models, log-linear and logistic regression models, and hazard models.

Keywords:race variable; racial statistics; regression methods; United States


Covert racism is the inability to understand the part one can play in a society that helps perpetuate their fears and discomfort around people who are different than us and denies us the ability or willingness to see ourselves as part of the racist system that has been created. The rich civil rights history of Atlanta had been completely disregarded and ignored. Though the Coca-Cola museum, CNN studios, and Six Flags over Georgia seemed important and worth mentioning, it seemed insulting that a paper making museum, a patriotism museum, and a patio located in an historic district was more important and more worth mentioning than a major movement in the history. Racism is not only the presence of certain verbal and physical acts. Racism is demonstrated in the absence of words and by making important historical events invisible.

Keywords:civil rights; covert racism; historical events




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