CFS 2050 Study Guide - Fall 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Intimate Relationship, Time, Married People

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CFS 2050 9/6/2017 4:39:00 PM
What are Race and Ethnicity?
Ethnicity: a group of people with common cultural identification,
based on a common language and religion. Ancestral origin or
traditional practices
o Sometimes voluntary nature
Great Variation in family outcomes within race-ethnic categories
o Differences in fertility rate between races and ethnic groups
o Even with finely grained detailed categories, there is greater
variation in family outcomes within ethnic/racial groups than
across groups.
What about whites?
Often do not identify themselves as a member of any racial or
ethnic group.
American stories
American Indians
o Traditional family life: Affected by conquest, genocide,
oppression.
o Assimilation: absorption of minority group into dominant
group
o American Indians forced to assimilate; example- boarding
schools
o Forced relocation (e.g., Trail of Tears)
o Example of challenges to American Indian families:
African Americans:
o Legacy of slavery
o Great migration- African American families and workers leave
the south by the millions
o Shift of economy- deindustrialization
o African American families suffered in transformation
Workers without higher education
Job loss greatest in industrial cities
Residential segregation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2010
o Created through intentional government policies; informal
social practices
Hispanic;
o Culture and diversity
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o Familism (def.)
A personal outlook that puts family obligations first,
before individual well-being
Language Brokering
o Language brokering: individuals without formal translation
training translate for two or more parties
Usually involves children
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What are race and ethnicity: ethnicity: a group of people with common cultural identification, based on a common language and religion. What about whites: often do not identify themselves as a member of any racial or ethnic group. American stories: asian americans, extremely diverse, china (23%), philippines (20%), india (18%) Teachers felt more troubled by a second infraction they believed was committed by a black student rather than a white student. Coontz, banks: interracial marriage symposium: story behind the numbers (pg. 94-95: banks, himself a black man, issues a provocative challenge to black women: stop settling for less than what you want or deserve and look to the interracial dating market. Don"t believe the doom and gloom claims that mean of other races don"t want to date or marry. : responses, micere keels (u. chicago): futhermore, telling black women to marry out rather than marry down ignores. Two perspectives on social class: figure 4. 1 in the textbook (understand that)

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