In Structural Inequality Victoria Kaplan relates the stories of twenty black architects from around the United States to examine the sociological context of architectural practice. Through these experiences, research, and observation, she explores the role systemic racism plays in an occupation commonly referred to as the 'white gentlemen's profession.' Given the shifting demographics of the United States, Kaplan demonstrates that it is incumbent on the profession to act now to create a multicultural field of practitioners who mirror the changing client base.
Victoria Kaplan has worked in finance for the last twenty years. She served as a corporate financial analyst and managed a community development venture capital fund. She brings her MBA in finance and her PhD in human and organizational development together to work for economic and social justice. She is the founder of writing for change, an organization that uses storytelling as a vehicle to educate audiences about systemic racism.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Architecture: A White Gentlemen's Prefession? Chapter 3 Out in the World: The Reality of Practice Chapter 4 Certified Minority: The Perception and the Reality Chapter 5 Crazy-Making: Running a Business Chapter 6 It's Who You Know: The Importance of Social Networks Chapter 7 Summary and Recommendations