SOC 112 Lecture Notes - European Canadian, Visible Minority, Exploitation Of Labour
Discrimination aggravates social problems- it lends to inequalities. Racial barriers are hard to maintain, apartheid required a large police state. Conflict theorists say: if you"re silent about racism, you"re part of the problem. Exploitation theory: racial discrimination is used to create different subsets of the working class and therefore differential wages. We can see the extremes of this in the colonial period. Tensions happen between the working class because there is racial fragmentation. It is an ongoing process of reconstructing solitary and class consciousness. Split labour market theory: construct the labour market to take advantage of racialized categories , structure it into the work, so you have different people doing different work. Internal colonialism, when one group becomes subject to oppressive conditions. Both gender and racalization affect people and equality. Minority women are doubly disadvantaged as a result of their gender. Contact hypothesis- more contact between people of different groups reduces prejudice and causes them to abandon stereotypes.