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Race & Ethnicity

by: Alex Ellzey

Race & Ethnicity SOC 101

Alex Ellzey

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Race and Ethnicity notes from Lecture 10/10/16
Understand Society
Dr. Ward
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sociology, race, ethnicity
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alex Ellzey on Monday October 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 101 at University of Southern Mississippi taught by Dr. Ward in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Understand Society in Sociology at University of Southern Mississippi.


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Date Created: 10/10/16
Race & Ethnicity  What is Race? o Social category that is constructed by people in society  What is Ethnicity? RACE ETHNICITY Externally imposed: Voluntary: choose to someone else defines you as identify with “1/8 Irish black, white, etc. background” Involuntary: it is not up to Self-Defined: embraced by you to decide to which group members from within category you belong; someone puts you there Usually based on physical Cultural differences Hierarchical: whites more Nonhierarchical: (I’m Irish, privileged you’re German GREAT!) Exclusive Fluid and Multiple (I’m Irish and German EVEN BETTER!) Unequal: it’s about power Planar much less about conflict and struggle unequal power than race is


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