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Title: Ethnicity and Race


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Ethnicity and Race
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Ethnicity
  • A social category based upon certain cultural
    traits or characteristics
  • Humans have the capacity to learn any cultural
    behavior through socialization

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Race
  • See AAA Statement on Race (1998)
  • http//www.aaanet.org/stmts/racepp.htm

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Biological Race
  • A geographically-isolated species left alone long
    enough to evolve into a new species
  • Humans havent been around long enough for this
    to happen

5
DNA Evidence
  • Almost all (about 94) of physical variation lies
    within so-called racial groups.
  • Only 6 of our genes are race-related.
  • So, people of different racial groups differ from
    one another by only about 6 of their genes.

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Skin color
  • Melanin
  • particles in skin that give it its color and
    protect it from dangerous UV rays.

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So, race is a myth.
  • There is no such thing as race as most of us
    see it.
  • Race in terms of inherently inferior and
    superior groups of people with different mental
    and physical capacities is completely false.

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Social Race
  • Group assumed to have a biological basis, but
    actually created and defined by society (Social
    Construction)

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Social Construction
  • A label imposed upon us.
  • Appears natural, but actually made-up.
  • Definition and understanding change with time,
    place, and culture.
  • VERY REAL in its consequences

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4-Step Process
  • Step 1 Lump people together by skin color.

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Step 2 Attach meanings to racial group.
  • Race was never merely about creating categories,
    but about creating a hierarchy.
  • Economic, political, social power
  • Based on, and justified by
  • Stereotypes simplified, rigid mental images of
    what certain groups are like.

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Step 3 Differences are exaggerated.
  • Otherness is always emphasized and highlighted.
  • - Us vs. Them

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More Racist Cartoons
  • "Equal Burdens

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  • "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips"
  • "Jungle Jitters (1930s)

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Step 4 Society is Stratified
  • Societal resources and rewards are distributed
    unevenly, according to racial classification.
  • This is done through systematic institutionalized
    discrimination.

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Discrimination
  • the unequal treatment of certain people on the
    basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and
    other ascribed factors. (justified by
    stereotypes)

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What can we do about this?
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  • Since race is socially constructed, we can
    deconstruct it to work towards justice and
    equality in society.

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  • Make the implicit explicit.
  • Implied ideas and taken-for-granted assumptions
    need to be uncovered and questioned.
  • Look for hidden norms.
  • Whose perspective are we getting?
  • We Need to Ask, Who benefits from race?

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In Conclusion
  • Inequalities between so-called racial groups
    are not due to biological inheritance, but are
    products of historical and contemporary social,
    economic, educational, and political
    circumstances.

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Recommended Readings
  • 1. A History The Construction of Race and
    Racism. from the Dismantling Racism Project
    (www.westernstatescenter.org)
  • 2. Mans Most Dangerous Myth That Fallacy of
    Race. by Ashley Montagu
  • 3. Credit to Our Race. by Tim Wise
  • 4. Racial Formation in the United States.
  • by Michael Omi and Howard Winant
  • 5. Dr. Rice (his research and thoughts)
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