AMCS: Race and Representation - Final Exam Guide

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DEFINITIONS. Indigenismo- Dominant discourse in Mexico in the 1920’2-70’s that indigenous people are quaint, rural, pre-modern and need to be assimilated Authenticity- Idea that ethnic practices are pure, homogenous, and static; does not take into account peoples own identity Empowerment- Self esteem, peer support, and public collective acts Gente Decente- People of Spanish/Euro descent in Latin America who are fit to rule due to their ethnic practices Indios Barbaros- Indigenous people who are viewed as barbaric- unclean, unintelligent, not educated, not catholic, therefore not fit to rule themselves Agency- Ability to assert your own identity and make your own decisions Racial Profiling- When law enforcement uses race (or what they see) unequally as a reason to suspect a person of breaking the law Police Brutality- The use of excessive and unnecessary force in detaining a suspect Multi Racial- A person who identifies him or herself as having heritage of 2 or more races Mixed Race- A person who is identified by others as seeming to have heritage of more than one race Hapa- Multi racial person with part Asian or pacific islander heritage Eurasian- People of mixed Asian and European heritage Femininity- The trait of behaving in ways considered “typical” for women Minimization- The act of reducing something or someone to least possible amount or degree or position Hierarchy- A system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above another according to status or authority Tokenism- The policy of only making a perfunctory effort or symbolic gesture towards the accomplishment of a goal, such as racial integration Patriarchy- A system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy- The present dominant system in the US is based on multiple forms of political, economic, and social hierarchies and oppressions Genealogy- The study and tracing lines of ancestral descent or development
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Executive Order 9066- Signed during World War 2 by FDR on February 19, 1942 giving Secretary of War authorization to prescribe certain areas as “military zones”. Cleared the way for relocation of Japanese Americans to Internment camps Phenotype- The set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interactions of its genotype with the environment Hegemony- Leadership or dominance by a country or social group Hybridity- The blending of diverse cultures, races, or ethnic traditions Lawful Permanent Residence (LPR)- A persons immigration status; the person is authorized to live and work in the US on a permanent basis Essentialism- assuming that a person is going to be a certain way based on their biological makeup One key problem with essentialism is its denial or flattening of differences within a particular racially defined group.
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