The Realities of RaceThe Realities of RaceCounting our Racial ComplexitiesCounting our Racial Complexities(Taylor Johnson)(Taylor Johnson)Racial FormationsRacial Formations(Omi and Winant)(Omi and Winant)
AnnouncementAnnouncement Wednesday we will be in SMALL groupWednesday we will be in SMALL group Receive all assignmentsReceive all assignments Discuss journals, essays, etc.Discuss journals, essays, etc. If you have not taken the 1If you have not taken the 1ststexam, you MUST take itexam, you MUST take itby class time on Wednesday.by class time on Wednesday. See Dr. P or Dr. Mutepa during office hours or to set up aSee Dr. P or Dr. Mutepa during office hours or to set up atime to take the exam.time to take the exam. If the exam is not taken by Wed., you will receive a “0” forIf the exam is not taken by Wed., you will receive a “0” forthe test.the test.
Race, What is it?Race, What is it? Term used to describe humanTerm used to describe humanpopulation based on havingpopulation based on havingsimilar physical characteristicssimilar physical characteristicssuch as skin color, hair texture,such as skin color, hair texture,and facial featuresand facial features Most scientist today reject theMost scientist today reject theconcept of biological raceconcept of biological race Race is still a social and culturalRace is still a social and culturalconcept used to categorize peopleconcept used to categorize peoplebased on perceived differences inbased on perceived differences inphysical appearance and behaviorphysical appearance and behavior
What Scientists BelieveWhat Scientists Believe(Race as a Biological Factor)(Race as a Biological Factor) Can’t determine race from DNACan’t determine race from DNA More differences within population groups thanMore differences within population groups thanbetween groups at phenotypic and genotypic levelsbetween groups at phenotypic and genotypic levels Same number of gene’s determine eye and hair colorSame number of gene’s determine eye and hair coloras determine skin color.as determine skin color. Attempts to establish a biological basis of race haveAttempts to establish a biological basis of race haveusually attempted to also remove the concept of raceusually attempted to also remove the concept of racefrom fundamental social, political, or economicfrom fundamental social, political, or economicdeterminationdetermination
Race as a Social /Race as a Social /Historical conceptHistorical concept(Race is a Social Construct)(Race is a Social Construct)
Encountering the UnknownEncountering the Unknown1.1. FearFear2.2. CuriosityCuriosity3.3. AcceptanceAcceptance1.1. IntegrationIntegration2.2. AssimilationAssimilation4.4. HumorHumor
HumorHumor Chris RockChris Rock Carlos MenciaCarlos Mencia Margret ChoMargret Cho Dave ChapellDave Chapell Etc.Etc. What do these people have in common?What do these people have in common?
How does this translate toHow does this translate torace…race…An Historical Perspective…An Historical Perspective…
Historical Concepts of RaceHistorical Concepts of Raceor, how did we get here?or, how did we get here?
Creation of “The Other”Creation of “The Other”
What does this mean for race relations?What does this mean for race relations? How do we establish “race”?How do we establish “race”? One-drop ruleOne-drop rule Miscegenation lawsMiscegenation laws Why did people feel they were important?Why did people feel they were important? (Loving v. State of Virginia 1963)(Loving v. State of Virginia 1963) Violation of equal protection under the law and fundamental rightViolation of equal protection under the law and fundamental rightto marry.to marry. Next Monday: working around the system: howNext Monday: working around the system: howsocial constructions created “separate but equal”social constructions created “separate but equal”