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Sociology 1

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Sociology 1 Soc 1

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Issues of Social Justice
Intro to Sociology
Howard Winant
Class Notes
Soc 1, UCSB, Winant
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ana Wistos on Sunday April 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Soc 1 at University of California Santa Barbara taught by Howard Winant in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Sociology at University of California Santa Barbara.

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Date Created: 04/10/16
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Sociology▯ Issues of Social Justice - The US was created by slavery and conquest▯ • W/O slavery there is no U.S.▯ - slavery+ conquest made this country what it is▯ - people used labor of natives and slaves and land to produce the wealth that made the U.S. successful▯ • slaveowners were not the only ones involved▯ - merchants, manufacturers, investors: built ships, used textiles factories that used cotton produced by slaves▯ • government also played a part▯ - Constitution has 3 pro-slave clauses▯ - 3/5 compromise, regulation of importation of slaves, & fugitive-slave law▯ - black slaves built the White House and the US Capitol building ▯ • Universities like Harvard, Yale, Brown were also involved▯ - Racism & the Death Penalty▯ • Race of Prisoners on Death Row▯ - Black: 41.58%▯ - Hispanic: 11.34%▯ - White: 44.74%▯ - other: 2.33%▯ • there’s a decline in support for the death penalty▯ - The death penalty is a “case” in another way▯ • just a “case of racial prejudice & discrimination that’s everywhere ▯ • black people get 20% longer sentences than white for similar crimes ▯ • when people are selling iPods online, the ones held by a white hand receive 21% more offers than those held by a black hand▯ ▯ ▯ 1 Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - Just Mercy is about Racism ▯ • Black patients receive less pain killers in ER than whites even though they are being treated for the same pain▯ • In college, emails regarding research coming from “black” names receive fewer responses/offers▯ job applicants with “black” names get 20% of the call backs compared to those who • have white names▯ - Racism is about Inequality AND Violence▯ • lynching, segregation, rape, policing, incarceration all have to do with slavery▯ - Logic of Racism is Plunder▯ plunder is stealing and beating up the weak= bullying▯ • • bullying= use of force and abuse to intimidate and dominate others 2


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