SOCIOL 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Gender Bender, Transvestism, Kabuki

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16 Mar 2017
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More than 3/4s of general public believe blacks are treated the same as whites in society. Contemporary forms of discrimination are more subtle and covert. Matched team of individuals to apply for entry level jobs, measure extent to which race reduce opportunities. Send matched teams of young men (testers), 3 person team: white, hispanic, black applied to same set of employers. In order of likelihood to get the job: white (23%), latino (19), black (13) Race remained highly consequential in determining opportunities for low wage job. White with criminal background (13), latino (14), black (10), but white felon does just as well than black counterpart. White ex felon offered job on the spot. Hiring for more than 1 position -> channeled minorities into lower positions. Downward channeling: a move from a job involving contact with customers to a job without (server to busboy), a move from white collar to manual position, move in which hierarchy can be clearly discerned.

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