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Lecture 13

SOC 201S Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Racial Profiling, Color Blindness, Minority Group

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Old Dominion University 2017
Course code: Soc 201S
* Chapters were not go through in order during class *
Chapter 13 - Race and Ethnicity
1. Race, biological differences defined as socially significant and presumed to divide the population
into genetic subgroups
2. Ethnicity, cultural differences defined as socially significant and presumed to divide the
population into socially distant groups
3. Minority group, subordinate group the even if a numeric majority lacks access to valued
Social Construction of Race
Racial formation the sociohistorical process in which racial categories are created, inhibited,
transformed and destroyed
Stereotype the unreliable generalization about all members of a group that does not recognize
individual differences within the group
Prejudice the preconceived and unjustified judgement of individuals based on their group
- Can be positive or negative judgement
- Tends to perpetuate false definitions of individuals and groups
Ethnocentrism the tendency to assume ones own culture and way of life represent the norm or are
superior to all others often underlines prejudice
4. Racism belief that one race is supreme and all others are innately inferior
5. Color blind racism use of principle of race neutrality to perpetuate racially unequal status quo
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