Institutional Racism In The USA

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This quiz is based on statistical information regarding institutional and other forms of racism in the USA. Although you may not know the information in this quiz, the correct answers will be provided for you if you are wrong. The quiz seeks to spread information regarding racism and for me to get an average score of the quiz-takers. Thank you very much for your help. The majority of this information is from the book Colorblind by Tim Wise, and his chapter called the Trouble with Post-Racial Liberalism. Other information is from Globalization and Racialization by Manning Marable.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As of 2009, even black men with college degrees were nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as their white counterparts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    On average, blacks are about _______________ times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to be extremely poor.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      2.5

    • C. 

      3.5

  • 3. 
    Whites hold approximately _______________ of all management-level positions in America.
    • A. 

      83%

    • B. 

      62%

    • C. 

      96%

    • D. 

      49%

  • 4. 
    Whites at every age level and educational attainment level continue to earn, on average, about _____________ more than their black counterparts.
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      20%

    • D. 

      30%

  • 5. 
    If the average white family were black, their net worth would be at least ________________________ less than it currently is.
    • A. 

      $25,000

    • B. 

      $40,000

    • C. 

      $75,000

    • D. 

      $100,000

  • 6. 
    Whereas 1 in 4 white families have received an inheritance sufficient to put a down payment on a house, only ________________ of black families have.
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      3.5%

    • C. 

      5.3%

    • D. 

      7%

  • 7. 
    Scholarships targeted specifically to people of color represent ______________ of all scholarship dollars.
    • A. 

      4%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      0.25%

  • 8. 
    About _____________ of all people of color receive any kind of race-based scholarship for college.
    • A. 

      3.5%

    • B. 

      4.2%

    • C. 

      11.4%

  • 9. 
    According to readily available survey data, about __________________ whites are willing to admit to believing at least one racist stereotype about blacks to be true: from a belief that blacks are generally less intelligent to beliefs that blacks are naturally more aggressive.
    • A. 

      1 in 10

    • B. 

      3 in 10

    • C. 

      6 in 10

    • D. 

      0 in 10

  • 10. 
    What percentage of whites say the ideal neighborhood would have no blacks in it at all?
    • A. 

      0%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 11. 
    What percentage of whites say they picture a black person when asked to envision a typical drug user?
    • A. 

      33%

    • B. 

      48%

    • C. 

      67%

    • D. 

      95%

  • 12. 
    Despite stereotypes, what percentage of drug users are actually black?
    • A. 

      5-6%

    • B. 

      13-14%

    • C. 

      26-27%

    • D. 

      45-46%

  • 13. 
    According to an MIT and University of Chicago Study in 2004, job applicants with "white-sounding names" are how much more likely to be called back for an interview than applicants with "black-sounding names"?
    • A. 

      25% more likely

    • B. 

      50% more likely

    • C. 

      75% more likely

  • 14. 
    For a home mortgage, black buyers will end up paying (on average) ____________________ more in interest over the life of their loan than their white counterparts.
    • A. 

      $25,000

    • B. 

      $250,000

    • C. 

      $75,000

    • D. 

      $150,000

  • 15. 
    In New York City, 6 in 10 black students attend a school where_______________________ or more of the students are black.
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      70%

    • C. 

      23%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 16. 
    Students of color are half as likely as white students to be taught by the most experienced and qualified teachers, and twice as likely to be taught by the least experienced and least qualifed teachers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Black students are anywhere from 1.5 to 4 times more likely than white students to be classified as mentally handicapped or emotionally disturbed in a school setting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Students labeled as learning disabled are _____________ more likely to drop out of school.
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      20%

  • 19. 
    When comparing only Medicare patients of the same age, African American women are ____________ less likely than white women to receive mammogram screening.
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      50%

  • 20. 
    Blacks in the same geographical location and with the same severity of disease are ______________ less likely than whites to be referred for and to receive coronary angioplasty or bypass surgery.  (heart surgery)
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      60%

    • C. 

      0%

    • D. 

      18%

  • 21. 
    At any given moment, _______________ of blacks receive no Welfare or financial assistance from the government.
    • A. 

      58%

    • B. 

      86%

    • C. 

      72%

    • D. 

      63%

  • 22. 
    African Americans in poverty are more likely to receive financial assistance from the government than white Americans in poverty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    In 2004, in NYC's Harlem, _______ of all black males were unemployed.
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      35%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 24. 
    Roughly _______________ Americans possess a criminal record.
    • A. 

      1 in 10

    • B. 

      1 in 8

    • C. 

      1 in 5

    • D. 

      1 in 3

  • 25. 
    Please provide feedback if you don't mind. Was there anything specifically surprising about the information in this quiz? 
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