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Michigan State University
Integrative Studies Social Sci
ISS 335

(Rothenberg 7-32) The Essentialist Position  Portrayed as absolute and immutable. This is the essentialist position- there are real and essential differences between all groups.  Rothenberg challenges this.  Genocide: Mass killing of a group of people *In order to participate in genocide must be seen as a lesser group, one that is less human than the dominant group. Constructionist Position  The categories are socially defined and enforced.  Ex. Differences are exaggerated between people. Gays are not that different that straight people.  These stereotypes can be enforced in schools, parents, and the media. Ex. Girls: Barbie, Dolls, Play doctor sets, Easy Bake Oven, My Little Pony, Doll Houses Ex. Boys: Hot Wheels, Action Figures, Guns, Football (Contact sports), Trucks, Legos *Boys toys involve action, while girl toys enforce nurturing, household responsibilities, and eventually being mothers. Sex vs. Gender Sex: Biological category Gender: Socially learned and enforced behavior. Race:  Most White people have some black ethnicity, while some black people have white ethnicity in the ancestry. However, someone is either black or white in society today. Colorism: Lighter skinned people have privileges over darker skinned people. This also applies in Blacks, where lighter skinned blacks have privileges than darker skinned blacks. Racial Formation: The idea that race is a social construct. Race categories are formed, transformed, and reformed over time. Racialization: Assigning a racial meaning to a group that was previously unclassified. Hypo-descent: (p. 15) The identification by society that anyone who is mixed two different socioeconomic groups is identified with the subordinate group. Ex. Any racial intermixture makes someone non-white. White is seen as a pure category.  Louisiana A woman had 1/32 ND African Ancestry and 31/32 white ancestry. She w
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