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Chapter 14 - Race & Ethnicity - pp.324-347

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC100H5
Professor
Suzanne Casimiro
Semester
Fall

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Race & Ethnicity 01112010 17:45:00 The Social Meaning of Race & Ethnicity Race -a socially constructed category of people who share biologically transmitted traits that members of a society consider important Scientists created 3 BROAD CATEGORIES OF RACE CAUSCASOIDS, MONGLOIDS and NEGROIDS- there are no biologically pure races EthnicityA shared cultural heritage. It is reflected in ancestry, dress, religion, language Minority - A minois any category of people distinguished by physical or cultural difference that a society sets apart and subordinates Prejudice & Stereotypes Prejudicea rigid and unfair generalization about an entire category of people Stereotypea simplified description applied to every person in some category **Aboriginal people are stereotyped by some as lacking motivation, but most poor people are white Racism -The belief that one racial category is innately superior or inferior to another **A powerful rationale ** Racial conflict has intensified in Britain and Western European societies due to immigration from former colonies Theories of Prejudice Scapegoat theoryprejudice springs from frustration among people who are themselves disadvantaged www.notesolution.com
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