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Simon Fraser University
Sociology and Anthropology
SA 150
Amie Mc Lean

Race and ethnic relations March-11-13 12:27 PM Transexual: people who feel they are one sex despite being biologically the other sex Trans gender: umbrella term of people who don’t conform with gender identity • Indigenous people were always asked to sit in the back at school • In Disney's peter pan "what makes a red man red?" o Gender issues, way they interact with the children 1. Attention to racial privilege o Easier for white crimes to go unnoticed because shop keepers always pay more attention to the indigenous people who walk into their store 2. Race: a socially constructed category of people who share biologically transmitted traits members of society consider important o Skin colour, facial features, hair are the features often considered as racial traits o Biological traits we consider important are relatively arbitrary o Racial categorizations that we know exist today differ historically and are categorically variable i. Black irish -- the irish were not considered to be white back then 3. one racial category is innately superior to another known as racism 4. Ethnicity: people who share a cultural heritage o Those that include language and religion o Socially constructed 5. Prejudice: a rigid and unfair generalization about a group of people o Unlike discrimination, it talks about the beliefs that people have o E.g. "driving while black" --police assumptions that those they pul over are engaging in criminal activity . o Driving while white: to drive without being suspected as being a criminal or being pulled over o Multiracial feminism 6. Race, class and gender fall within a matrix of domination o Ex. experiencing disadvantage or ineqaulity o
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