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Race and Ethnicity Seccombe Chapter 6 Questions to Guide Discussion
Think back to our study of gender <ul><li>What aspects of gender are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)? <...
Think back to our study  of social class <ul><li>What aspects of class are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to D...
As we study race … <ul><li>What aspects of race are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)? </li></ul><ul><li>...
Is race a  genetic  or a social  method of  classifying  people?
 
Races are not evenly distributed <ul><li>Historical patterns  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slavery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sou...
 
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census. 86,918 people, 35,500 households, and 19,915 families residing in the city.
Prejudice and Discrimination   <ul><li>Racial prejudice :  negative attitudes towards a person or group based on race </li...
“ Doing” Race and Ethnicity  <ul><li>Social construction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbolic interaction perspective </li></ul>...
Privilege <ul><li>The flip side of prejudice and discrimination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If discrimination moves one group ba...
One famous experiment… For online work on Monday A Girl Like Me Or  YouTube Class Divided
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  1. 1. Race and Ethnicity Seccombe Chapter 6 Questions to Guide Discussion
  2. 2. Think back to our study of gender <ul><li>What aspects of gender are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspects of gender are due to biological differences (hormones and developmental differences, for example)? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspects of gender are due to social influences (family, school, religion, media messages)? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Think back to our study of social class <ul><li>What aspects of class are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspects of class are due to biological differences (hormones and developmental differences, for example)? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspects of gender are due to social influences (family, school, religion, media messages)? </li></ul>
  4. 4. As we study race … <ul><li>What aspects of race are genetically determined (i.e., they are due to DNA)? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspects of race are due to biological differences (hormones and developmental differences, for example)? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspects of race are due to social influences (family, school, religion, media messages)? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Is race a genetic or a social method of classifying people?
  6. 7. Races are not evenly distributed <ul><li>Historical patterns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slavery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source of migration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economic patterns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location of type of work available to group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Factories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cities (domestic workers) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Segregation / Ghetto Patterns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kin networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability of cultural elements (food, music, language) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census. 86,918 people, 35,500 households, and 19,915 families residing in the city.
  8. 10. Prejudice and Discrimination <ul><li>Racial prejudice : negative attitudes towards a person or group based on race </li></ul><ul><li>Racial discrimination : pattern of activity so that members of one race have inferior outcomes (less access, wealth, power) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discrimination can occur even when there is no intent to discriminate and no conscious prejudice. </li></ul>
  9. 11. “ Doing” Race and Ethnicity <ul><li>Social construction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbolic interaction perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associating behaviors, attitudes, & abilities with an individual based on their race or ethnic group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Races and ethnicities construct themselves AND are affected by the constructions of others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You hear a group say, “We are…” when they are constructing & reinforcing an identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Messages are in the media, song lyrics, pictures in magazines, everywhere. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender images: few people of color </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As of October 2006, one out of 3 Americans is a person of color. </li></ul>
  10. 12. Privilege <ul><li>The flip side of prejudice and discrimination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If discrimination moves one group back, some other group was moved forward out of turn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peggy McIntosh found male privilege in academe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decided to explore, with friends who were people of color, the privilege she had as a white person. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Made up a list of things they could see. (Handout) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. One famous experiment… For online work on Monday A Girl Like Me Or YouTube Class Divided
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