Understanding the History of Race

Understanding the History of Race - Important Concepts for...

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Important Concepts for Understanding the History of Race/Ethnic Relations in the U.S. 1. Caste-like stratification systems versus Class-like stratification systems in a society | | |_______________________________________X_____________ | Caste-like - Class-like Based primarily on Based primarily ascribed characteristics on achieved characteristics U.S. society would be the X in the above diagram of the continuum of stratification in a society. It is then, within the theoretical open class- system that the U.S. has, that race/ethnic relationships developed over time and which we’ll discuss. 2. Within our open-class-like system (not ideal or perfect in its reality), there had to be some kind of initial contac t between different racial and ethnic groups. And there are three major ways that initial contact can occur. Those three are: A. Colonization B. Annexation 1.Voluntary 2. Involuntary C. Immigration 1. Voluntary 2. Involuntary 3. Under certain conditions, initial contact, that originally may have been
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