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University of Toronto Scarborough
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Chapter 10- Race and Ethnicity At a Slaughterhouse Some Things Never Die- Charlie LeDuff pg. 361 Slaughterhouse in Tar Heel North Carolina called Smithfield Packing Company with racism of racial stereotyping, verbal harassment, and threat of physical violence and death. Enforcing racial hierarchy to maintain an economic advantage and social control over their employees. Picnic line- 18 workers lined up on both sides of belt carving meat from bone. Locker room and cafeteria self segregated. 4 bars in town, one for each skin tone, white, black, red, and brown. Turnover is 100%, 5000 quit, 5000 hired. Coyote- person who collects the money. Lecture Notes: Resources and power distributed by race and ethnicity. Race- socially contructed. Used to distinguish people with one or more markers, usually with profound effects on their lives. Race matters, allows social inequality to be created and perpetuated. Racism- represents prejudice and discrimination. Racism is:certain groups are genetically superior than other groups. Biological Race- race is a category of people who have been singled out as inferior or superior often based on physical characteristics
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