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Race and class hierarchy and their associated ideologies - definitions - environmental determination of IQ - historical origins and development of racial hierarchy in the US - future of race and social class hierarchies? Definitions - social stratification: how society distributes its rewards - social class: groups that share common positions in the stratification order based upon ownership and control relationships (e.g., owners of capital, laborers, marketable skills, market powers) - ideology serves to justify stratification, e.g., ruling ideology Definition of race - race can be defined erroneously by biological traits (DNA, personal appearance, skull size, and the like) there is one human genome - race must be defined socially – it is a social category, and therefore belongs to society - change in racial status is the result of social change - race is a set of hierarchical categories assigned to individuals on the basis of physical characteristics. As such race is insidiously confusing because it
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