Racial and Ethnic Inequality - Racial and Ethnic Inequality I Overview of Race in the U.S a History b Primary Groups in the U.S c How we Work and Live 1

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Racial and Ethnic Inequality I. Overview of Race in the U.S. a. History b. Primary Groups in the U.S. c. How we Work and Live 1. Economic Stratification 2. Residential Segregation a. History – used to be formal b. Reasons c. Gini Index: Statisttistic measuring of how members of a racial group are distributed throughout a city according to the racial mix of neighborhoods. 1. Basically, how many people would have to move for there to be integration, not segregation 2. High means you would have to move more popeple while low means you have to move fewer 3. Northeas is high, south is low, Oakland CA is lowest d. Why is it bad? 1. People segregate due to comfort level. We like to be around people like us. 2. Familiarity – people are afraid of what they don’t know e. Tipping point 1. How neighborhoods become segregated. As unfamiliar groups start to move in, familiar groups move out (called gentrification) 2. TP is the proportion of different races and ethnic groups II. Race and Racism a. The Nature of Racism
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