Socy - PP Week 11 - Religion and Education

Socy - PP Week 11 - Religion and Education - SOCY 1001...

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SOCY 1001 Introduction to Sociology
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Announcements Social Action Paper due Thursday Academic Paper due Thursday November 15 Anything else?
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Racist Ideologies Sexist Ideologies People can be classified into categories on the basis of physical characteristics. A close correspondence exists between physical traits and characteristics such as language, dress, personality, intelligence, and athletic ability. Physical attributes such as skin color and hair texture are so significant that they explain and determine behavior and social, economic, and political inequalities that exist between members of different racial categories. People can be classified into two categories-male and female. A close correspondence exists between physical traits (primary sex characteristics) and characteristics such as emotional control, body language, personality, intelligence, sexual desire, and athletic ability. Physical attributes such as genital appearance are so significant that they explain and determine behavior and the social, economic, and political inequalities that exist between men and women.
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Eliminating Racism and Sexism Make an effort to see similarities as well as understanding differences between people of different genders and ethnicities. Learn to recognize that differences in power and privilege shape relationships between people. Remember the socially constructed nature of ethnic and gender categories. Even so, keep in mind that the experience of the significance of gender and ethnicity is real in its consequences for life chances, quality of life, perceptions, and evaluations.
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Eliminating Racism and Sexism Develop the intellectual discipline to recognize race/gender thinking, a habit of thought where people permit themselves to think of human groups without the vivid sense that groups consist of individuals and that individuals display the full range of human differences and potentials. (my paraphrase) Carefully consider every situation where race or gender classification occurs and ask whether this instance forwards attempts to correct past injustices and create a fair and equitable society or does it contribute to the maintenance and perpetuation of injustice and inequality.
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course SOCY 1000 taught by Professor Walden during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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Socy - PP Week 11 - Religion and Education - SOCY 1001...

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