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Angie Andriot Lecture 7
Last Time, We: What is social class?
Sociological models of social class Consequences of social class Social mobility Poverty
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A group of people with inherited physical characteristics that distinguish it from another group
Based on perceived biological differences
Black the way we create racial categories White from this data is socially constructed Asian Native American Pacific Islander
“Perceived Biological Differences”
Socially Constructed Categories
Race is Social: Social : A modern idea
No genetic basis Human subspecies don’t exist Skin color is only skin deep Most variation is within, not between, races
Multiraciality: Multiraciality : people get 2000 census: finally
to check more than one box “racial spies” hybrid vigor myth
Post-raciality: Post-raciality So if these racial categories : have so much baggage
attached to them, why not just stop using them?
A group of people with a shared cultural background that distinguish it from another group
Hispanic Irish Scottish German Jewish
Based on perceived cultural differences
Ethnicity is more easily achieved, while race is typically ascribed
Strength of identification influenced by:
Relative size Power Appearance Discrimination
Ethnic work – the way people construct their ethnicity