Week 2 Notes
Week 2 Notes BL_STU 2200 - 01
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Social Inequalities 2200 Week 2 What makes racism possible 0 Ideology Humans divide naturally into different physical types The physical traits that people display are innately related to their culture personality and intelligence The differences among groups are inborn not subject to change and based on genetics equaling that some groups are naturally superior All humans look differently People are able to described by how they look problematic as race is often brought up in descriptions Groups can be rated based on a hierarchical system Racism belief that humans are subdivided amongst the species into observable hereditary groups that are naturally different in their social behavior and mental capacities and are then ranked hierarchically Reinforced by the reason that no one is excited to be a part of the hierarchically quotlowerquot classes 0 Dialogue of Racism Essentialist quotmaking it harder to be whitequot claims that race is reality that is measurable ie Race is more than a social construct Colorblind quotrefusing to acknowledge whitenessquot claiming that you don39t see race and that all people are merely people there is no racism or race 0 Kinds of Colorblindness with the idea of racism 0 Abstract liberalism Need to start an action to keep it going 0 Naturalization of culture Medical terms such as BMI are based on European body types and then do not apply to those not European Religion being the difference 0 Naturalization of majority effects Resources are available only to certain classes because they quottryquot harder People just work hard to make it that way 0 Minimization of racism It will go away and is disappearing Reality outside of this concept Race will always hold power 0 Redskins Football Controversy Some people see it as offensive and others see it as strong imagery to be valued and respected Idea with racism it depends on your point of view how it will affect you 0 What39s not racist then Reactions to Racism Talking about racism Af rmative action Oppression within a system Fear and hatred of whites Violence towards whites Race is systematic inclusive instead of exclusive There is no quotwhite racismquot and only reactions to racism 0 Socioeconomic Status Social class part of the population whose members are at a somewhat similar economic occupational and educational level Shapes your conscious and includes many variables such as wealth upbringing etc Habitus structure of the mind characterized by a set of learnedgained schemes sensibilities thoughts and taste 0 How class affects your tastes and what you do and think about Economy managing of the household 0 Class Difference Ability to Measure it Wealth total amount of goods with value a person possesses Income wages and salaries from earningwork and investments Social strati cation system of inequality that is structured in which people receive different amounts of resources valued by the society Measurable difference between the rich and the poor 0 The USS richest are equal to 36 billion people39s incomes or 80 0 Poverty Absolute poverty line marker for individuals or families to be considered poor or lacking the resources to meet basic needs for healthful living Relative poverty marker below which individuals or families fall relative to those Within the same location to be considered poor 0 Based on the cost of living 1 of people own 40 of the world39s wealth 80 have access to 7 of the nation39s income More and more of this inequality have formed over time This is related and has caused an inability to move up in class