Lecture 1 Notes
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Lecture 1 Sociology ~
Sports for Blacks – Lack of opportunity, 1910 Black fighter? Mike Tyson // Joe Louis beat
Russian – Shelling // Floyd Patterson – Well spoken, liked. // Sonny Liston // Muhammed Ali
Henry Louis Gates – regarded at Harvard as America’s most eminent African-A academic
was cuffed and locked uip for disorderly conduct by a Cambridge policeman – James
Jesse Jackson – Fear pf A/A/ youth. Adopt cool pose – Afro- American youth
Prejudice – Generalization – ppl learn how to answer polls, learn to answer in a nicer way.
Like Jewish ppl are cheap, Asian ppl are smart, Mexicans are useless, Egyptians are ugly,
Europeans are dogfaces. Levels of Discrimination.
Germany, Japan, and France. Discrimination Restricted admissions to universities &
professions, kept out of elite circles, 1950s, Beaches, no Dogs and Jews for Jews in
Comparison of Slavery in the US to Canada Underground railway and ongoing prejudice
and racism, continued in Canada, not at the level as in Canada. Blacks are now increased in
standing, but continuing barriers.
Chinese – Exclusion act of 1923, 1885-1923 Head Tax – plus legal restrictions, anti-asian
Riots 1887 & 1907.
Role of split labour market.
Multiculturalism vs. Melting Pot – (and Anglo assimilation) Cnada far less violent , as
Vs Germany & Japan, are non-immigration societies – 3rd generation non-citizens. Process
to becoming a german citizen is not easy. 3rd generation Germany, everyone becomes
American. Canada, everyone is their own race. They are not Guyanese-Canadian. France –
assimilationist theory, ban religious symbols in public.
Racism – cant raise taxes, Berkley statement in B means, we have all become students of
colour now. Misuse of term. : S
Japanese – 1920’s - 2% 50s 20% 80s 50, Present – 90% Marriage rates of intermarriage.
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