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 Americas most eminent African-A academic
was cuffed and locked uip for disorderly conduct by a Cambridge policeman James
Crowley.
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
Canada.
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
polite racists.
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 1920s - 2% 50s 20% 80s 50, Present 90% Marriage rates of intermarriage.
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