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SOC 156 week 4

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- Race and Ethnicity in American Life
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Date Created: 01/27/16
Why history matters­why does the history ​ace matter?  ● The economy in which we live in today was shaped and founded bby  slavery­slavery shaped the structure of life back then and continues to do so  today   Questions to consider  ● How stable are the racial boundaries formed within slavery?  ○ How did these consequences of boundaries change in response to the structural  economic and poiitical changes?  ● How did anti ­racist mobilization projects transform the racial structure? (Omi and  winant)  ● Is Bonila­Silva correct that race is essentialy about the maintenance of white  supremacy?  ● What is the difference between race and ethnic boundaries?    Dubois   ● Dubois is credited as one of the founders of Sociology, he is the author of The book ​ souls of black foin which he gives his personal account as well as his stance of what it  means to be black as well as how this notion of blackness has shaped the founndation of  social life­ a world dominated by white supremacy   ● Also the co­founder of NAACP  ○ The VEIL  ■ Like aveil which is used to cover the face, allowing the wearer of the veil  to see the world but does not let the world see the wearer, he uses this  notion of the physicsal object to describe the invisible “veil” worn by  blacks­allowing them to see exactly how the world functions (allowing  them to see the corruption in the world), yet remain invisible to eveeryone  around them   ■ Basically a boundary  ○ DOUBLE CONSCIOUSNESS  ■ Simultaneousy being a part of the world, yett having a consciousness of  being the “problem”   ● Measuring yourself through the expectations of others  ● The civil war   ○ The civil war, essentially arose as a sector of power struggle  ■ The South was essentially the center of production before the war, it is the  south that drove global growth. However, the North began to industrialize  and thus shifted power to the North. As the US begins to expand, the  South wants the expansion to go South and the North wants the  expansion to go North. This basically created a power struggle bw both  sides, the South wanted to keep slavery while the North didnt→  disputes→ war  ■ The North, ends up winning the war and this lead to the creation of new  laws  ● XIII amendmant (1865)­ slavery is abolished  ● XIV amendmaant (1868)­equal protection under the law  ● XV amendmant (1870)­ right to vote despite race and previous  servitude   ■ Period of reconstruction → great gains for blacks  ● Black elected officials  ○ Blacks must be free to choose  their employers  ● Free universal education  ○ Rise of black universities   ■ However, the South does not simply give up its struggle to maintain  slavery  ● Exploitation of blacks­intimidated, beaten, raped  ● Supremacy courts essentially became institutions made to  maintain white supremacy  ● Atlanta compromise­Washington distinctly asked blacks to give up  3 things  ○ Political rights  ○ higher education  ○ insistense on civil rights   ■ Sharecropping   ● Blacks are given a piece of the land to harvest for their own sake,  however, a large portion of the production goes to the owner  ● Furthermore, in order for the production of land, blacks soon  realize that they need proper equipment such as a tractor seeds  etc. so they hence turn to the owner to provide these things.  However, by asking for equipment (which is inevitable to recently  freed slaves), blacks become indebted to the owner  ○ Many blacks become forever indebted debt peonage)  ● Any kind of retaliation by blacks to this indebtment/failure to  comply, is punished through public violent actions such as  lynching Jim Crow)   ■ Post reconstruction account  ● The federal government differs racial policy in the states, actively  allowingJim crow laws to thrive in the South­b4 the end of WWII,  no president ever challenges this  ○ Theory of racial projects  ■ actions by Dubois, Jim Crow, Southerners, slaves  etc are all examples  ■ racial structure and ideology forms through these  events  ○ Bonilla­silva: slavery is maintained for white supremacy→  justified through Jim crow laws   ○ Wimmer­clear boundary bw blacks and whites  ■ Breaking the post reconstruction accord   ● Truman indeed helped end the violence of blacks but the professor  basically argues through evidence, that Truman was no more for  black equality than anyone   ○ by threatening Truman's efforts to hold together FDR's  democratic party coalition and by challenging his budding  cold war policy in alliance with the progressives, black anti  colonialists compelled truman to advocate for civil rights  ■ anti­lynching rallies are held, challenging Truman  that this kind of nazi racism was already fought  against and moving into colonialism/cold war has  been no better than jim crow laws in the south  ● Crime against blacks persist such as blacks  shot  in jail, a black man cuts a white man,  is sent to jail and after being released, he  goes to work for a white man except that he  and his pregnant wife are brutally murdered  on their way there    ■ Progressives and family of FDR etc begin to  challenge truman on racial justice  ■ A big percentage of democrats say that they are not  going to support truman  ■ truman calls two anti lynching activists →   tell  truman that he has to support black freedom  ● walter white and his allies tell truman that if  he stands up against racism, they'll forget  his colonialism→ truman then basically  crushes racist policies  ○ conclusion  ■ racial boundaries are still stable  ■ race is institutionalized in complex and historical  ways  ■ bonilla silvas argument holds true  ■ Truman was compelled to advocate for racial  equality 


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