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ANTh 101 Week 15 Notes

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ANTh 101 Week 15 Notes ANTH 101 (Anthropology Julie Jenkins)

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These notes cover race and inequality and includes a link to the video we watched in class.
Intro to cultural anthropology
Dr. Julie Jenkins
Class Notes
ANTH., ANTH101, Anthropology, Introtoanthropology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nichole Notetaker on Sunday April 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 101 (Anthropology Julie Jenkins) at Ball State University taught by Dr. Julie Jenkins in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Intro to cultural anthropology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at Ball State University.


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Date Created: 04/24/16
4/19/16  Race, Class, and Inequality  ● Race: crude classification of human variation; imprecise; socially meaningful; structures  how rewards are given  ○ Cross­cultural variation  Brazil  ● Many classifications of race within black and white  ○ Over 134 color designations people use to describe themselves  ● Racial democracy: race isn’t seen as an issue  ○ NOT TRUE  ■ Race still impacts people’s attitudes  ■ Whiteness seen as positive; a goal  ■ Blackness seen as negative  ■ Mellatto (lighter) women seen as more beautiful  ● Why was Gloria offended when the man neglected to give her 2 kisses?  ○ He kissed Goldstein twice because she was white, but refused to greet Gloria in  the same way because was black  ■ Implied Gloria wasn’t worthy  ● Marrying white elderly men (coroa) seen as progression (class mobility)  ● Racism follows path of sexuality and partnership  America  ● Blame minority groups  ● Government has power over minorities  ● Police brutality  ● Disproportionate number of black people in the criminal justice system  ● Rodney King beating  ○ Officers who beat him were not convicted  ● Black population targeted for drug possession and sentences lengthened for possession  ● Guards would set up and bet on prison fights  ● Race problems are not a thing of the past  Housing Discrimination  ● Blacks and latinos are discriminated against  ● Highly illegal, but still happen  ● Produces racial segregation  ● Latinos and African Americans get trapped in urban centers  ● Creates educational differences  ○ Educational segregation is currently at the same level as it was in 1968  ● Disproportionately denied access to credit and mortgages  ○ They are seen as high risk  Employment Disadvantage  ● Studies have shown that whites with a criminal record are seen more favorably than  blacks without a criminal record  Police Relations  ● Targeted by and suffer violence from police  ○ Reasons:   ■ “Broken Windows Policing”: must pay attention to even the smallest  infractions or non­infractions (prevention tactic)  ● Encouraged quota system for smaller infractions and harassment  of blacks by extension  ● Penalty for officers who didn’t fulfill the quota  ■ Implicit biases  ● Associate blackness with danger  4/21/16  Somewhere in America video: ​ttps://   


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