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Lecture 20

Sociology101 lecture 2012 01 18

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Robert Brym
Semester
Winter

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Sociology 20120118 RaceEthnicity Samuel George Morton 17991851Examined skulls of difference racesBelieved that the bigger your brain is more intellectual you areaverage brain size of different racesFound that Caucasian skulls were bigger that Asian African American etcUsed his ideas to justify colonization and slavery Criticisms of MortonSmall unrepresentative sample only used 72 specimens generalizationEven now archeologists cannot precisely determine race by skull shapeControlling for sex reduces or eliminates race differenceAlthough Mortons findings are meaningless the idea of biological race determining the intelligence of a person IQ test and JewsScored below average on IQ tests 1920sNowadays they score well above average IQ not fixedNot biological but a social factor North American Jews worked hard and provided their children with education and resources needed to excel in school Athletics and raceAre black
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