Popular in Social Problems (GT-SS3)
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l Defining Race and Ethnicity A Race 1 Group or population sharing some genetic characteristics andor physical features a Social scientists reject the biological notions of race instead favoring an approach that treats race as a social construct B Ethnic Group 1 Set off to some degree from other groups by displaying a unique set of cultural traitslanguage religion or diet a have certain cultural traditions ex day of the dead C Race and Ethnicity in the USA US Population it39ll l Racialization A Racial Formation 1 Society continually creates and transforms definitions of raceMexican American or Hispanic B The census and multirace iden ca on C Whites as raceless 1 VVhHenessisthe benchmark nonracial category ie normalized D Race should not be seen simply as a matter of two opposite categories but as a range of power relations among differently situated people ll Race Power and Inequality A Dominant Group 1 Refers to those holding power in a society regardless of number B Racial Stratification 1 A system of inequality in which more resources and opportunities are afforded to whites C What occurs because of power differences 1 Racial inequalities are institutionalized in society D Always potential for conflict especially when racial or ethnic minority attempts to alter power relationsFerguson E Determining who is a minority is largely a matter of history politics and judgement both social and political 1 This has become structurally embedded in society lll Post Racial Society A We say things out of ignorance 1 Doesn t mean we are racist lV Racial and Ethnic Stratification Flea Median Heuseheild IEEIEIJHTIE In Ram and Hispanic riginj l ite mm E l eloilars Recess lam E d mace f in tel303 7quot 3 7 vill f w39 i Asian 554an Baum 39 39hlte not Hifapanitl q gt39 fg q l m Fill rarea5 quot quot I e V K r Eil ll m 5132053 Black quot 39 EEHJIIIE will lEIEEI WEE 1WD 1 Eli 5 IEISEI llEIiEE lEIEIE E EIIIHII EJIIVIIIE 201i Hate Median hnue ehald ineeme 111 are net available glrier fe 155 Eeuree Uzi Eeneu Emeline Current Fepuleljetra ELEWEEHI 1553 ED m1 nnual Eeeial end Eeenen39iii Supplements RaceEthnicity and Health Invisibility of Whiteness Selfidentification A What race andor ethnic lineage do you identify with 1 Race is a socially constructed label a What does this mean to you b What examples can you give to explain how race is socially constructed Deficiency Theories A Biological deficiency racial group inferiority is the result of flawed gene cs 1 Flawed genes are to blame for inferior position 2 No definitive evidence that racial groups differ in intelligence 3 Generally not accepted by the scientific community B Cultural Deficiency 1 Cultures and behaviors of minority groups are dysfunctional when compared to those of the dominant group
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