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Department
Sociology and Anthropology
Course
SA 150
Professor
Amie Mc Lean
Semester
Spring

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Week 9 : Race and Ethnic Relation 2013­02­04 12:27 PM 01/20/2014 Race: a socially constructed category of peoples that share biologically transmitted traits that members of  society consider important Can also be historically/ culturally varied Skin color/ facial features/ hair etc. Neither fixed or constant phenomenon Through past 100yrs – division between how its understood through scientific/ intellectually understood Combinations of charac we assume to be constant aren’t actually – etc.  naturally having black skin, blonde  hair  Racism Ethnicity: indicates shared cultural heritage Socially constructed Language, religion There’s a lot of diversity within ethnicities : Ex. Diff types of first nations  Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice:  a rigid and unfair generalization about a group of people  Beliefs people have about others Ex. Driving – higher likelihood of black person being pulled over – stolen cars/ other criminal activity –  prejudice and discrimination for people driving  ^ another phenomenon as well – white people driving – wont be pulled over unreasonably – being able to  drive w/o being discriminated against Intersectional Theory  Interplay of race, class, and gender  Ways they result in m
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