SOC100H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Social Forces, Symbolic Interactionism, Irish Canadian

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In modern times, blacks have, on average, scored below european americans on iq tests: asians are among the stars of the canadian system of higher education, jews experienced upward mobility with scores. Prejudice an attitude that judges a person on his or her group"s real or imagined characteristics. Discrimination unfair treatment of people because of their group membership. Another problem undermines the argument that genes determine the behaviour of racial groups. The census that racial intermarriage has been increasing in canada at least since 1871. Some biologists and social scientists therefore suggest we drop the term race from the vocabulary of science. Sociologists continue to use the term race because perceptions of race continue to affect the lives of most people profoundly. Everything from your wealth to your health is influenced by whether others see you as black, white, brown, or something else.

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