sociology jan29 - Race, Ethnicity and Racism The social...

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Race, Ethnicity and Racism - The social construction of race – D. Goldberg Racist Culture: race as one of the most fundamental socio-conceptual invention of modernity - Race, ethnicity, and culture as only singular aspects of individual identity Lecture: - the history of western philosophy and sociology teemed with racism - race and racism is one of the most significant problems in the world today - many people have been socialized into seeing people within racial categories o many think its natural o race is a social construction - David Goldberg: race is a concept of social life that came to be in the modern age - Race has a negative connotation to it - We gotta look at the conditions that exist in the modern era: in the early modern era, 2 things happened o 1) the rise of science as a way of understanding the world: early scientists were obsessed with classification and categorizing things (ie Human beings – the Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid etc.) o 2) Darwin’s theory o Darwin never said human’s descended from apes, he said we have a
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