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Race and Ethnicity
Transcript of Race and Ethnicity
Race in America
Election of Barack Obama as president marked a watershed moment in American history...
Subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their own lives than members of dominant group
Group set apart from others because of physical differences that have social significance
Group set apart from others primarily because of national origin or distinctive cultural patterns
Social Construction of Race
Process by which people come to define a group as a race based on physical characteristics, but also on historical, cultural, and economic factors
Sociohistorical process in which racial categories are created, inhibited, transformed, and destroyed
Tendency to assume one’s own culture and way of life represent the norm or are superior to all others
Unreliable generalization about all members of a group
Negative attitude toward an entire category of people
Tends to perpetuate false definitions of individuals and groups
Denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups because of prejudice or other arbitrary reasons
A. Belief that one race is supreme and all others are innately inferior
B. Institutionalized discrimination
Views racial subordination in U.S.
as manifestation of the class system inherent in capitalism
In cooperative circumstances, interracial contact between people
of equal status will cause them to become less prejudiced and abandon stereotypes
Deliberate, systematic killing
of an entire people or nation
Systematic removal of a group
of people from society
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Positive efforts to recruit minority group members or women for jobs, promotions, and educational opportunities
Is Barack Obama our 1st Black President?
Is he our 1st African American President?
Is he our 1st Multiracial President?
"We Shall Overcome"