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Week 2 Notes SOC 113
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SOCIOLOGY WEEK 2 NOTES 91515 History of Race Physical Markers were only used in the late 18th century instead of kinship o In the 16th and 17th centuries of Europe Race lineage and kinship Ex you and your family Sorting of people Francois B l wealthy European why his book was followed power group 0 Common Occupation 0 Generation quotNew Divisions of the Earthquot Sorted people in categories by skin colorfacial characteristics Split by good and quotbadquot Categories represented culture and nationality o Started creating an even larger split of good and bad putting groups on a continuum takes away opportunity How is Race De ned Today How to know if someone is black or white how can we decide 0 Skin color Genetic Dominance Upbringing parenting Socialization Friendships Social ties Cultural ldentity They are whatever the majority of people say they are They are whatever they call themselves Ethnicity o Stereotypical Behavior CONTEXT MATTERS OOOOOOO Uses of Race Administrative for record keeping census doesn t describe who you are Biological l based on physical characteristics there are no pure biological races 0 Race is not actually biological Geographical l where people lived more in the past Sociological Category composed of people who share biologically transmitted traits that members of a society deem socially signi cant not because they actually are Race only exists as a SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION Race denotes issues of power 0 If society thinks it is important m it matters 0 Race is inheritable but its meaning is not Race is used to create powerful groups advantages Caucasian originally came from a cranial category Whiteness and Caucasian have gone hand in hand in determining citizenship Ethnicity Culturally transmitted traits Groups of people who share common characteristics Culture Values Language Ancestry Religion Music Food Traditions Carry socially signi cant meanings OOOOOOOO Race and Ethnicity are NOT the same Often they are used interchangeably 0 Not xed social situations always matter Minority Groups Not necessarily about number 0 Instead it is about POWER In many US counties minorities are the majority What implications does this have for issues of power 91715 Prejudice and Discrimination 4 Characteristics of Prejudice We all have them Generalized groups not an individual ln exible There are exceptions to the rule but not many Usually negative Not always but even positive has negative consequences Often misguided and false may be true in certain situations but not overall Some prejudice we are raised with some we are born with Where do Prejudices come from Socialization how you are raised what surrounds you Selfjusti cation change what people are to make it okay to do bad things to them Ethnocentrism think the world revolves around your way Scapegoating placing blame on groups Stereotypes exaggerated beliefs Con ict and Competition Ethnophaulism derogatory phrases in English Language Ethnic Humor relying on prejudice to be funny Television not always a great portrayal often false messages Prejudice is not always our fault often taught to us From a young age can t control it a lot of the time it is important to talk to create understanding about diversity Children create racial categories at a very young age They notice race if we don t talk about it they become confused Recognizing differences doesn t necessarily make you racist If you recognize a problem need to look into it to understand the people and what s going on in order to help effectively Any service done thinking you are better and pulling someone up to your level is not helpful not Christlike quotOppressed people learn early that the problem of life is not the problem of evil but the problem of goodquot quotIf you have come her to help me you are wasting your time But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine then let us work togetherquot Lila Watson We need to understand not assume Approaches to help problems requires insight
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