The majority of white Americans don’t think that racism is a significant problem in America.
The Fault in Our Stars author John Green has a not-so-secret alter ego in YouTube-land. Along with younger brother Hank Green, the acclaimed writer runs the wildly successful channel vlogbrothers, where the two spout thoughts, opinions, and general correspondence about everything from the mating patterns of giraffes to explainer videos about the American health care system.
The latest installment, “Racism in the United States: By the Numbers,” comes from John and tries its hand at breaking down the undeniable reality of racism in 2014. “To deny the existence of systemic racism is to deny a huge body of evidence indicating that racial bias affects almost every facet of American life,” he says.
Some things we learned from Green (which are backed up with links to studies and articles here):
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