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Lecture 7

HLTH 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Food Security, Social Exclusion, Targeted Advertising


Department
Health Studies
Course Code
HLTH 101
Professor
Elaine Power
Lecture
7

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Week 7: Discrimination and Racism
What is Discrimination?
Conceptualized broadly, discrimination refers to all means of expressing and institutionalizing
social relationships of dominance and oppression
Perpetrators
The state and its institutions (ranging from law courts to public schools)
Non-state entities (private-sector employers, private schools, religious organizations)
Individuals
Forms of discrimination
Relational/ interpersonal (between individuals)
Institutional (discriminatory policies and practices)
Structural (societal norms, beliefs that foster discrimination)
Epistemic (knowledge creation, dominance, and discourse)
Dominant Types of Discrimination are Based on...
Race/ethnicity
Indigenous status
Immigrant status
Gender
Sexuality
Disability
Social class
Types of Discrimination
Type
Examples of Groups
Subordinated
Material and Social Basis
Race/Ethnic
People of colour, Aboriginal
Hispanic
Slavery
Colonization
Skin colour
Disability
Disabled
Cost of enabling access
Anti- LGBT
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer,
transgender, transsexual
Gender roles
Forms of Racism
Relational/interpersonal (between individuals)
Institutional (discriminatory policies and practices)
Structural (societal norms, beliefs that foster discrimination)
Epistemic (knowledge creation, dominance and discourse)
Social exclusion (barriers that limit participation)
Symbolic racism (opposition to affirmative action)
Studying Racism and Health
Indirectly, by inference, at the individual level
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