New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Intro to Sociology, Week 1 Notes

by: Liyah Notetaker

Intro to Sociology, Week 1 Notes SO 1003

Marketplace > Mississippi State University > Sociology > SO 1003 > Intro to Sociology Week 1 Notes
Liyah Notetaker
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for Intro to Sociology

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive Intro to Sociology notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

These are the notes from the video in class.
Intro to Sociology
David Evans
Class Notes




Popular in Intro to Sociology

Popular in Sociology

This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Liyah Notetaker on Monday January 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SO 1003 at Mississippi State University taught by David Evans in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 53 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Sociology at Mississippi State University.

Similar to SO 1003 at MSU

Popular in Sociology


Reviews for Intro to Sociology, Week 1 Notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 01/18/16
                                                                                                                            Aliyah Alexander       Intro to Sociology Notes 1/14/16 from the video ­ Characteristics are the first thing we notice about each other  ­ Race is not a level of biological division ­ Laws & practices effect race ­ We can see how they inforce racial identities and inequalities  ­ Eastern and southern Europeans came looking for jobs ­ Immigrants worked the most hardest labor ­ 58% of factory workers were immigrants ­ New comers were forced in low paying jobs ­ “The melting pot” was made to show how to shape Americans ­ To whites, “Whiteness” was key to citizenship ­ Whites were the only citizens that were naturalized ­ To be white was to gain the full American life ­ Courts & legislators enforced “Jim Crow Laws” ­  It was a law defined by black people ­ Race is a social/political construction ­ South Asians were stripped of their citizenship and property ­ Now as “aliens” and stripped of citizenship many people were unable to lease land and  property for their businesses ­ “The house I live in” film called for equality ­ “Whiteness” was more than skin color, it was the privilege of opportunity ­ Roosevelts “New Deal” reform offered many Americans a path out of poverty ­ The original Social Security program excluded farm workers and domestics, most of  whom were not white.  ­ Many unions knocked blacks and Mexicans into low paying jobs, or kept them out all  together ­ The perfect example of how European ethnics would finally gain the full benefits of  whiteness came through housing at the end of WWII ­ GI’s were ready to come home and start families but had no place to live ­ Veterans turned to a revolutionary New Deal housing program ­ The federal housing administration provided loans so Americans could afford their  homes ­ The new term of purchasing a home was that you put 10% or 20% down and the bank  financed 80% of it over 30 years ­ Brand new communities sprang up in a lot of cities ­ The owners of the new housing development had not yet decided to sell the house to  blacks ­ They thought that having 1 or 2 non­ white families would under mind real estate values  in the new suburbs  ­ Starting in the 1930s, government officials institutionalized the national appraise system  where race was as much a factor in real estate assessment as the condition of the property ­ The whites built a 6 foot wall between themselves in the non ­ whites in the  neighborhood ­ Another federal program, “Urban renewal” was supposed to make cities more livable ­ All houses destroyed by urban renewal was not replaced ­ 2/3 of those displaced were black or Latina ­ In 1968, President Johnson signed the fair housing act, for the first time racial land was  removed from the policy ­ White began to move in traditional white communities ­ A common black society wanted to value content of character over the color of skin ­ The hope of thousands of new comers that arrive each year are hoping to come into that ­ Is color blindness the same as equality? ­ We want to be in a society were color does not matter ­ The wealth gap grows ­ The advantages of being white accumulates from one generation to the next ­ There is no way to talk about the equality of opportunity without talking about the  equality of condition ­ Ask yourself what can you do about social inequality Don’t forget the HW you guys!!!!! Due tomorrow!! Hope these help!!


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Kyle Maynard Purdue

"When you're taking detailed notes and trying to help everyone else out in the class, it really helps you learn and understand the I made $280 on my first study guide!"

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.