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Race and Ethnicity Lecture Notes

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Fall

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Race & Ethnicity Race: physical Sociology of race and ethnic relations deals with power and resources. Power and resources are distributed along racial and ethnic lines. Social construction of race: perceptions of race are socially constructed and often arbitrary. They are not biological givens. Racism today is used to represent prejudice and discrimination. Racism is not synonymous to prejudice and discrimination. Racism is about genetic inferioritysuperiority. Some represent race as religion, nationality but is not what race really is. Race is a category of people that have been singled out as superior or inferior due to skin colour, eye colour, etc. and results in social superiorityinferiority. Problems with race and biological racism are if identified by skin colour, there is a great deal of variations amongst each category (white black). The system of classification was created during the age of expansion and discovery, not i
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