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Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia

Even though the number of people who are overtly racist has declined in Western societies, racial and ethnic inequality persist. Why is this? My research seeks to answer this question by considering how politics is related to racial and ethnic inequality. I do this by considering how people think, the actions they take, and where they live.

Rima Wilkes is Professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia and the recent President of the Canadian Sociological Association. UBC is located on unceded Musqeam territory.


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    Professor of Sociology , University of British Columbia