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Introduction to Sociology Teaching Demonstration

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Chalane Lechuga

on 4 February 2015

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Transcript of Introduction to Sociology Teaching Demonstration

Our Lived Experiences as a Starting Point
How would you distill your thoughts, experiences or observations about "race" into one sentence that only has six words?
Strengthening our Understanding of Race through Sociology
"Race is a biological myth"
"America created a story of race"
Race assigns meaning to how you look
Race is created to justify unequal treatment based on skin color and nation origin
Race is constructed by society to further certain economic and political goals
Though Race is not biologically real, it is real in it's consequences. We think it's real and act as if it's real.
Deconstructing our Understanding of Race
Chalane E. Lechuga, PhD
University of New Mexico
clechuga@unm.edu

Central New Mexico Community College
Why did you select these words?
What do they represent for you?
How do your six words reflect where and how you grew up?
What were some of the messages you received about race? Positive and Negative?
Think about your six words:
"Race is a biological myth": The Social Construction of Race
How does this information coincide with your understanding of race?
Are there differences?
Similarities?
What was something you already knew?
What was something new you learned that you did not already know?
Name
City and state you consider "home"
Year in School (1st year, 2nd year, etc.)
In one sentence, why are you studying Sociology?
Circling Back to our Understanding of Race
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