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Lecture 3

WMST 2010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Socioeconomic Status, Meritocracy, Confirmation Bias


Department
Women's Studies
Course Code
WMST 2010
Professor
Josey
Lecture
3

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Addressing Race and Privilege 9/8/16 3:49 PM
Meanings and Values: Stereotypes
Skills (or lack thereof)
Physicality
Violence/Criminality
Intelligence
Confirmation Bias *
Racial Stratification
A/Not A
The Privilege of Ignorance
“I was taught to recognize racism only in individual acts of
meanness […], not as invisible systems conferring racial dominance
on my group from birth” (104)
Stereotypes
Invisibility
Through
Normality
Mobility
Physical Access
PDA-Sexual Norms
The Myth of Meritocracy
The belief that “everyone has a change to succeed so if you don’t,
its your own fault” (Fuller 56)
o I agree but also disagree with those quote because
sometimes people don’t have the opportunity that other
people have. However if they wanted to succeed they would
do any and everything they possible can in order to get there.
Meritocracy: System of success/equal opportunity
The trouble with color blindness
Invalidates people’s identities
Invalidates racist experiences
Promotes a single narrative
Equates color with negativity
Hinders recognition of disparities
Disingenuous
Redefining Choice
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