SOC 156 lecture 1
SOC 156 lecture 1 SOC 156
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1/4/2016 Whatisethnicity.docx Soc 156 1/4/16 W hat is race? ○any students argue that race is socially constructed and the professor agrees to an extent, although, he adds that race is based on physical attributes (phenotype)genetic expressions that are visible However, race is also internally variable it is indeed based on physical markers that place each person in a racial category but each individual within that category varies significantly arbitrary Asians may be either tall or short Latinos may be either strong or weak etc. Thus, these physical markers become socially salient ●ain Question: how does race constitute social life in america? ○hy do vast racial inequalities persist in the US despite the myth of colorblindness? Three theories of race ○mi and winantracial formation theory authors argue that race is not the same thing as ethnicity, it is distinct and constantly being formed through physical characteristics (social project) ●his is hence used to organize society ○onilla silva structural racism and colorblindness argues that the most dominant races are given certain privileges that came during significant periods of time and that the idea of colorblindness, is nothing more but a tool that is used to protect those privileges hese privileges that the dominant races are given however, were formed by them themselves ○immerethnic boundary making argues that race is a type of ethnicity that places people into categories ■ace is about forming boundaries ●eople are clumped into certain groups ○rofessor race is a structure of domination/place people into certain categories, defined by people´s physical characteristics ●eople's mobility in life is based upon these categories ethnicity is contingent on group making chromeextension://bpmcpldpdmajfigpchkicefoigmkfalc/views/app.htmlHNICITY ARE NOT THE SAME 1/1
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