A new metric system for measuring racial inequity in the U.S. has emerged in response to decades of racial injustice and discrimination.
But how do you know if you’re experiencing systemic racism?
Here’s how you can measure that.
A new metric for measuring systemic racismIn the new metric, the Racial Equity Index (REI), white people are counted as 1 percent of the U.
“That is not to say white people don’t have access to economic and educational opportunities,” said Chris Rolfes, a research professor at the University of California, Irvine.
“It just means they’re at the bottom of the scale when it comes to getting equal opportunity.”
The REI was developed by a team led by Rolfe to measure systemic racism in America.
They analyzed data from federal census data, federal law enforcement data, census data from the United States Department of Justice, and government reports from the U