Open book quiz on chapter 9 The meaning of RACE The Race Literacy Quiz The racial wealth gap in U.S. Video: Mirrors of Privilege—Making Whiteness Visible
1. Humans have approximately 30,000 genes. On average, how many genes separate all members of one race from all members of another race? A. None. B. 1 C. 23 D. 142 E. 1008 F. We dont know Answer: A. There are no characteristics, no traits, not even one gene that distinguish all members of one so-called race from all members of another race.
2. Members of a race can be identified by their: A. Blood group B. Skin color C. Ancestry D. Genes E. None of the above F. All of the above Answer: E 3. Skin color correlates most closely with: A. Hair form B. IQ C. Risk for sickle cell, Tay Sachs and other genetic diseases D. Geographic latitude E. Continent of ancestral origin F. Jumping and sprinting ability Answer: D
4. According to a 1993 study, 86% of suburban whites lived in a community where the black population was: A. Less than 5% B. Less than 10% C. Less than 1% D. More than 10% E. More than 15% Answer: C 5. Today, the median net worth of the white family is how much compared to the black family? A. Three times as much B. Eight times as much C. more than ten times as much D. Twice as much E. The same Answer: C
Race: Myth and Reality Myth 1 - Idea That Any Race is Superior ◦ All Races Have Geniuses and Idiots. ◦ Genocide Still Around Myth 2 - Idea that Any Race is Pure ◦ Human Characteristics Flow Endlessly Together. 6
Ethnic Groups Race Refers to Biological Characteristics. Ethnicity Refers to Cultural Characteristics. ◦ Common Ancestry ◦ Cultural Heritage ◦ Nations of Origin 7
Constructing Racial- Ethnic Identity Sense of Ethnicity ◦ Relative Size ◦ Power ◦ Appearance ◦ Discrimination Ethnic Work and the Melting Pot 8
Prejudice andDiscrimination Learning Prejudice ◦ Prejudice vs. Discrimination Discrimination is Action Learning from Association 10
Prejudice is an attitude and discrimination is unfair treatment. Individual discrimination is the negative treatment of one person by another. Institutional discrimination is the discrimination built into society’s social institutions. It focuses on human behavior at the group level. Examples: mortgage lending practices, health care and car loans.
Global Patterns of Intergroup Relations Genocide Population Transfer Internal Colonialism Segregation Assimilation Multiculturalism (Pluralism) 13
Global Patterns of IntergroupRelations: A Continuum 14
Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States15
The wealth gap between whites and African Americans increased from $20,000 to $95,000. In 2007, one in ten African Americans owed at least $3,600, almost doubling their debt burden since 1984. At least 25% of African American families had no assets to turn to in times of economic hardship.
Projections of the Racial-Ethnic Makeupof the US Population 24
The Privilege of Having “No Color” Racial Transparency Why whiteness is normative and invisible?