Race And Ethnicity

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Published on October 10, 2008

Author: edithosb

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Race and Ethnicity Seccombe Chapter 6 Questions to Guide Discussion

Think back to our study of gender What aspects of gender are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)? What aspects of gender are due to biological differences (hormones and developmental differences, for example)? What aspects of gender are due to social influences (family, school, religion, media messages)?

What aspects of gender are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)?

What aspects of gender are due to biological differences (hormones and developmental differences, for example)?

What aspects of gender are due to social influences (family, school, religion, media messages)?

Think back to our study of social class What aspects of class are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)? What aspects of class are due to biological differences (hormones and developmental differences, for example)? What aspects of gender are due to social influences (family, school, religion, media messages)?

What aspects of class are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)?

What aspects of class are due to biological differences (hormones and developmental differences, for example)?

What aspects of gender are due to social influences (family, school, religion, media messages)?

As we study race … What aspects of race are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)? What aspects of race are due to biological differences (hormones and developmental differences, for example)? What aspects of race are due to social influences (family, school, religion, media messages)?

What aspects of race are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)?

What aspects of race are due to biological differences (hormones and developmental differences, for example)?

What aspects of race are due to social influences (family, school, religion, media messages)?

Is race a genetic or a social method of classifying people?

 

Races are not evenly distributed Historical patterns Slavery Source of migration Economic patterns Location of type of work available to group Factories Farms Cities (domestic workers) Segregation / Ghetto Patterns Kin networks Availability of cultural elements (food, music, language)

Historical patterns

Slavery

Source of migration

Economic patterns

Location of type of work available to group

Factories

Farms

Cities (domestic workers)

Segregation / Ghetto Patterns

Kin networks

Availability of cultural elements (food, music, language)

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census. 86,918 people, 35,500 households, and 19,915 families residing in the city.

Prejudice and Discrimination Racial prejudice : negative attitudes towards a person or group based on race Racial discrimination : pattern of activity so that members of one race have inferior outcomes (less access, wealth, power) Direct discrimination Institutional discrimination Structural discrimination Discrimination can occur even when there is no intent to discriminate and no conscious prejudice.

Racial prejudice : negative attitudes towards a person or group based on race

Racial discrimination : pattern of activity so that members of one race have inferior outcomes (less access, wealth, power)

Direct discrimination

Institutional discrimination

Structural discrimination

Discrimination can occur even when there is no intent to discriminate and no conscious prejudice.

“ Doing” Race and Ethnicity Social construction Symbolic interaction perspective Associating behaviors, attitudes, & abilities with an individual based on their race or ethnic group Races and ethnicities construct themselves AND are affected by the constructions of others You hear a group say, “We are…” when they are constructing & reinforcing an identity Messages are in the media, song lyrics, pictures in magazines, everywhere. Gender images: few people of color As of October 2006, one out of 3 Americans is a person of color.

Social construction

Symbolic interaction perspective

Associating behaviors, attitudes, & abilities with an individual based on their race or ethnic group

Races and ethnicities construct themselves AND are affected by the constructions of others

You hear a group say, “We are…” when they are constructing & reinforcing an identity

Messages are in the media, song lyrics, pictures in magazines, everywhere.

Gender images: few people of color

As of October 2006, one out of 3 Americans is a person of color.

Privilege The flip side of prejudice and discrimination If discrimination moves one group back, some other group was moved forward out of turn If one group faces extra challenges because of their race or ethnicity, groups that don’t face those challenges have an advantage. Usually they don’t even know they have it. Peggy McIntosh found male privilege in academe Decided to explore, with friends who were people of color, the privilege she had as a white person. Made up a list of things they could see. (Handout)

The flip side of prejudice and discrimination

If discrimination moves one group back, some other group was moved forward out of turn

If one group faces extra challenges because of their race or ethnicity, groups that don’t face those challenges have an advantage. Usually they don’t even know they have it.

Peggy McIntosh found male privilege in academe

Decided to explore, with friends who were people of color, the privilege she had as a white person.

Made up a list of things they could see. (Handout)

One famous experiment… For online work on Monday A Girl Like Me Or YouTube Class Divided

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