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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA02H3
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Winter

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SOCA02 Lecture 1 Jan 8 2009 Brym Chap 10RaceEthnicApply to sportssocial controlSocial control and race AfroAmericans Experienced Special racismS of groups with white spouses 1990 US Census ages 2534 AfroAmericans have the lowest inter marriage white black marriages are still regarded more problematically than whiteasian marriagesSportSocial Mobility minorities overrepresented in sport whylack other opportunitiesperformance easily measuredBoxingattracts top writers first blood killer instinct didnt lay a glove on down for the count drops ones guard floor go the distance ETCHeavyweight Champ pinnacle of sportfrom the underclass given leewayexcuseneutralizetolerate devianceAfroAmerican Champs create ambivalencefearincreased social control look at history a bitJack Johnson the first black champ because he beat the white champion Mad cockyJoe Louis Humble guy Fought and gave money for the war effortFloyd Patterson Humble guy Had a very weak jawSonny Liston Mohammed Ali He refused to fight in the Viet war The Great White Hope Rubin Hurricane Carter20 years in jail wrongfully convicted triple murder Thrown out by US Supreme Court
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