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ISSUES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY WHY DO YOU KEEP BRINGING UP THIS “RACE” ISSUE?!?! RACE SHARED BIOLOGICALLY TRANSMITTED TRAITS DEEMED “SOCIALLY SIGNIFICANT” CAUCASIAN: LIGHT SKIN, FINE HAIR NEGROID: DARKER SKIN, COARSE HAIR MONGOLOID: BROWN SKIN, DISTINCTIVE EYES ETHNICITY

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WHY DO YOU KEEP

BRINGING UP THIS

“RACE” ISSUE?!?!

  • RACE

    • SHARED BIOLOGICALLY TRANSMITTED TRAITS DEEMED “SOCIALLY SIGNIFICANT”

      • CAUCASIAN: LIGHT SKIN, FINE HAIR

      • NEGROID: DARKER SKIN, COARSE HAIR

      • MONGOLOID: BROWN SKIN, DISTINCTIVE EYES

  • ETHNICITY

    • SHARED CULTURAL HERITAGE

      • DIVERSITY IN AMERICA: IS IT CELEBRATED?

  • RACE, ETHNICITY, AND ASSIMILATION

    • THOSE CONSIDERED MOST DIFFERENT FROM THE DOMINANT RACE AND ETHNICITY WILL HAVE DIFFICULTY IN ASSIMILATING



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In the Year 2050 why total is more than 100%

DEMOGRAPHICS of the United States

1990 *

WHITE 80% OF POPULATION

  • BLACK 12%

  • HISPANIC 9%

  • ASIAN 3%

    2050

    WHITE 53% OF POPULATION

  • HISPANIC 21%

  • BLACK 16%

  • ASIAN 10%

* Percentages taken from previous slide


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  • DOMINANT RACIAL GROUP why total is more than 100%

    • WHITE AMERICA

      • THE RACIAL GROUP THAT HAS WITHIN ITS POWER THE ABILITY TO EXPLOIT AND CONTROL OTHER GROUPS, EVEN IN THE FACE OF RESISTANCE

      • THOSE IN A PLACE OF SOCIAL ADVANTAGE

    • WHITE PRIVILEGE

      • THE FACT THAT WHITES, BY VIRTURE OF THEIR RACIAL IDENTITY, RECEIVE SPECIAL CONSIDERATION IN ALMOST ALL FACETS OF SOCIAL LIFE


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WE SURE DO why total is more than 100%

SHARE A LOT

IN COMMON!

  • GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

    • SHARE A “DISTINCT IDENTITY”

      • RACE, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, THE POOR

    • SUBORDINATION

      • OFTEN SADDLED WITH LOWER STATUS

      • STEREOTYPES, STIGMA, AND LABELING

    • GROUP SIZE (NUMBERS)

      • WOMEN IN AMERICA OUTNUMBER MEN

      • BLACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA OUTNUMBER WHITES


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(30.9% live in poverty) why total is more than 100%

(33.1% live in poverty)

(14.0% live in poverty)

(25.0% live in poverty)


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UNDERSTANDING PREJUDICE why total is more than 100%A FEW BASIC TERMS MUST BE UNDERSTOOD

AND IF YOU

GUYS STOP

SINGING, THE

DOG GETS TO

CHASE YOU!

  • PREJUDICE

    • NEGATIVE, RIGID, AND IRRATIONAL GENERALIZATION ABOUT AN ENTIRE GROUP OF PEOPLE

  • STEREOTYPING

    • A PREJUDICED DESCRIPTION OF AN ENTIRE CATEGORY OF PEOPLE


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  • COGNITIVE LEVEL why total is more than 100%

    • THE IDEA OR THOUGHT

      • JEWISH PEOPLE ARE GREEDY

  • EMOTIONAL LEVEL

    • ATTACHING FEELINGS TO IDEA

      • LEARNING TO FEEL ANGER TOWARDS WHITES

  • ACTION-ORIENTATION LEVEL

    • PREDISPOSITION TO ACT

      • MORE LIKELY TO VERBALLY OR PHYSICALLY ATTACK A TARGETTED GROUP


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A VERY POWERFUL AND DESTRUCTIVE FORM OF why total is more than 100%

PREJUDICE THAT REMAINS VERY MUCH ALIVE TODAY

  • THE BELIEF THAT ONE RACIAL CATEGORY IS INNATELY SUPERIOR OR INFERIOR TO ANOTHER

    • INDIVIDUAL RACISM

    • INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM

  • RECALL WHAT RACE IS AND SEE THE IRRATIONAL THOUGHT PROCESS

    • THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A “PURE RACE” THESE DAYS; A CONTINUUM

    • RACE IS BIOLOGICAL, BUT WHAT PEOPLE MAKE OF IT IS SOCIAL


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  • SCAPEGOAT THEORY why total is more than 100%

    • BLAMING OTHERS FOR PERSONAL TROUBLES

    • TARGET SELECTION AND THEN AGGRESSION

  • AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY

    • THE “ARCHIE BUNKER” THEORY

  • CULTURE OF PREJUDICE

    • THE SOCIALIZATION EXPERIENCE

    • IT’S “NORMAL” FOR PEOPLE TO PREJUDGE OTHERS

  • CONFLICT THEORY

    • SELF-JUSTIFICATION FOR THE RICH AND POWERFUL IN AMERICA

    • USE OF “RACE CARD” BY MINORITY GROUPS CAN LEAD TO “WHITE BACKLASH” MOVEMENTS


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IT’S A MATTER OF ACTION why total is more than 100%, NOT ATTITUDE

  • VERBALIZATION

    • JOKES, COMMENTS, RACIAL SLURS

  • EXCLUSION

    • KEEPING PEOPLE MARGINAL

  • AVOIDANCE

    • NOT TRAVELING IN CERTAIN AREAS

  • PHYSICAL ABUSE

    • PHYSICAL ATTACKS

  • GENOCIDE

    • SYSTEMATIC KILLING OFF OF A GROUP


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HOW ATTITUDES (PREJUDICES) why total is more than 100%

AND ACTIONS (DISCRIMINATION) WORK

TOGETHER TO CLASSIFY ALL PEOPLE

DISCRIMINATES?

YES

NO

ACTIVE

BIGOT

TIMID

BIGOT

YES

PREJUDICE?

ALL-

WEATHER

LIBERAL

FAIR-

WEATHER

LIBERAL

NO


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  • PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION BEGIN AS ETHNOCENTRIC ATTITUDES

  • AS A RESULT, GROUPS CAN BE PLACED IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED AND LABELED

  • A GROUP’S SITUATION, OVER TIME, IS THUS EXPLAINED AS A RESULT OF INNATE INFERIORITY RATHER THAN LOOKING AT THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF REASONS; THE CYCLE THEN REPEATS ITSELF


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RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS ATTITUDES

  • NATIVE AMERICANS

    • AN AMERICAN STORY OF GROUP GENOCIDE

  • EURO AMERICANS

    • QUICKLY FORGOT WHY THEY HAD LEFT THEIR OWN COUNTRIES AND DENIED FREEDOM TO MANY GROUPS

  • AFRICAN AMERICANS

    • FORCED IMMIGRATION FOR LABOR

  • ASIAN AMERICANS

    • AMERICA’S “MODEL MINORITY GROUP”

  • HISPANIC AMERICANS

    • FACING MANY SOCIAL ILLS IN AMERICA


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SOME FOLKS ARE LUCKY ATTITUDES

ENOUGH TO GET BEYOND

THE SELF-IMPOSED

LIMITATIONS OF COLOR

  • PLURALSIM

    • DISTINCT GROUPS WITH PARITY

  • ASSIMILATION

    • ADOPTION OF MAJORITY GROUP CULTURE

    • INTERBREEDING

  • SEGREGATION

    • PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL DISTANCE

    • DE JURE AND DE FACTO SEGREGATION

  • GENOCIDE

    • ONE GROUP “KILLS OFF” ANOTHER GROUP


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TWO KEY AREAS: ATTITUDES

1) ENHANCE THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS

2) INCREASE MEANINGFUL SOCIAL CONTACT

  • EDUCATION

    • MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

    • LEARN TO APPRECIATE DIVERSITY

  • MEANINGFUL CONTACT

    • DESIRE TO CHANGE

    • HONEST, SELF-CRITIQUE OF LIFESTYLE

    • PLAN FOR INCREASING SOCIAL CONTACT


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