SOC 156 week 4
SOC 156 week 4 SOC 156
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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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