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SOC 103 Ch.14 - Race and Ethnicity

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SOC 103
Terry Roswell

SOC 103 Ch14Race and Ethnicity Social meaning of Race and EthnicityRace A socially constructed category of people who share biologically transmitted traits that members of society consider importantRace allows people to rank people in a hierarchyFour Connotations of Race 1 Subspecies of homo sapiens characterized by certain phenotypic and genotypic traits Negroid or Monogoloid race2 Group sharing certain cultural characteristics such as language or religion Jewish French 3 Synonym for species the human race 4 Human group defining itself and defined by others as different by virtue of innate and immutable physical characteristics Characteristics in turn believed to be intrinsically related to superiorityinferiority of some groups Race as a Social ConstructAs biological entities races do not existRacialization does existIt is the process in which people are viewed and judged essentially different in terms of their intellect their morality their values and their worth because of differences if physical type or cultural heritage Dialectical Nature o
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