Social Construct - -A common history(some countries having...

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10/21/2014 Race as process How would you define race? Social Construct A social mechanism, phenomenon, or category created and developed by society; a perception of an individual, group, or idea, that is “constructed” through cultural or social practice Race - the classification of people into categories on the basis of physical characteristics that are attributed to people of a particular region of the world Originated as a means of describing the physical characteristics of geographically isolated groups Presumed to be biological/genetic distinctions btwn groups - this has been proven to be false - Racial distinctions are non-concordant Ethnicity A population of human beings whose members identify with each other on the basis of a real or
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Unformatted text preview: -A common history (some countries having more than one ethnic group native to that country)-Shared cultural practices (eg. food, music, dance, etc)-shared religion-shared language Individuals identify with members of the group-not simply about genealogy, this is about feeling part of a collective Race v. Ethnicity-Racial groups can be understood as pan-ethnic category-Panethnic category - a group comprised of distinct ethnic groups that are lumped together based on one or all of the following:-physical characteristics-common language-common religion How does the government collect data on race and ethnicity? The census - Is this person hispanic, latino, or spanish? What race?...
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