SOC 101- Lecture 15

SOC 101- Lecture 15 - Lecture 15 Racial Discrimination...

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Lecture 15 Racial Discrimination Perceptions of Discriminationn 81% of white respondents believe discirimination is not a prob 82% believe blacks have equal opportunities 77% never experience unpleasant thoughts when they encounter individuals of a different race Half of blacks believed they had been discriminated against Heckman believes disparity btw blacks and whites in the labor market of 1990s is due to differences in skills they bring to market, not to discrimination within the labor market Feagin Continuing significance of race in everyday experiences Middle class blacks have a range of strategies for responding to discrimination Significant psychic toll Even though instances of discrimination decreases, pyschological toll increases In pre-civil rights era, people expected that treatment and accepted their position Now, there is a consensus in equal treatment and that race should play no role in interaction Takes a greater toll than when it is expected
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Mitchellduneier,devahpager during the Fall '07 term at Princeton.

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