One Insider's Reflections on White Privilege, Race and their Professional Relevance White privilege is the term used to refer to institutional race-based inequities that advantage some and disadvantage others. In this article, I introduce the construct of White privilege, provide anecdotal examples of professional White privileges, discusses the effects of White privilege and reduced representation of persons of color in audiology ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2013
One Insider's Reflections on White Privilege, Race and their Professional Relevance
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  • Kathryn Kohnert
    Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
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Article   |   August 01, 2013
One Insider's Reflections on White Privilege, Race and their Professional Relevance
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, August 2013, Vol. 20, 41-48. doi:10.1044/cds20.2.41
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, August 2013, Vol. 20, 41-48. doi:10.1044/cds20.2.41

White privilege is the term used to refer to institutional race-based inequities that advantage some and disadvantage others. In this article, I introduce the construct of White privilege, provide anecdotal examples of professional White privileges, discusses the effects of White privilege and reduced representation of persons of color in audiology and speech-language pathology, and highlight some of the potential costs to culturally competent clinical services. Although I offer suggestions for improving the status quo, the primary aim of this article is to provoke reflection and conversation on race in educational programs and in clinical services.

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