topic 13 racial and ethnic inequality

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March 13, 2008 Topic 13: Racial and Ethnic inequality A. Race 1. Races are presumably biologically distinct populations… 2. There is little scientific justification for this view a. Races are not distinct populations, Races is a complex phenomenon, we inherit things from parents, and characteristic s are caused by genes, 20 or 30 genes are responsible for skin color, Complex process b. Races are fluid, no distinct races, because there is cross breeding between races. Many different categories of people c. Incredible amount of variation in biological traits within racial groupings. Variability in skin color within racial groupings. Variation in hair, facial features, and as much or more variation within as there is between. Characteristics that are correlated that one can’t see. 3. “Races” are socially defined categories. a. Biology is the raw material that society uses to create racial categories. We create them as they make sense to us, and then categorize people into different groups. b.
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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