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Unformatted text preview: Race and Inequality 17/03/2008 08:02:00 Labeling of natives as savages, animalistic, and heathens Cooperation and relative equality changed to domination Acquisition of natives land Native Indians pushed to reservations Native Americans and their socioeconomic conditions Arrival of Blacks o Resistance from Native Americans o 1619 when a Dutch ship brought 20 Africans to Jamestown, Virginia o Need for plantation o 10 million Africans were sold in Africa but only half arrived alive o Labeling of blacks as savages and animalistic o Treatment by the masters was extremely cruel with no legal rights o Outlawed in 1808 but until 1850, 10% American families owned slaves Hispanics in America o In 1848 the United States conquered and bought the areas of Texas, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado from Mexico o Most Mexicans, however, came to the U.S. in this century as farm labor o Other Hispanics include Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and a small percent from other Spanish speaking areas Economic Conditions o Worse than average white American o Asian Americans o Chinese o Filipinos o Indian and Pakistanis o Koreans o Japanese Immigration Act of 1990: By Bush government o Total quota was increased from 540,000 to 700,000 per year o In 1995 this quota will be reduced to 675,000 per year o 140,000 visas per year for special occupational groups (scientists, professors, doctors, engineers) can live in the U.S. o 10,000 visas per year for individuals who can invest $500,000 in the U.S. o Special quota was set aside for under-represented countries, like Ireland E. THEORETICAL DISCUSSION Basic Concepts o Minority o Disadvantaged o Socially Visible o Sense of Common Affinity o Placed in Minority Category by Others o Friends and spouse from the same groups Prejudice o Rigid, negative, and false generalizations about a category of people o Many overgeneralizations that may or may not be true o Not official or legal, common people have prejudice F. RACISM Systematic and institutionalized discrimination against one or more races American during segregation: by law, blacks were singled out Research team to send out applications in response to job openings in the U.S. o People sent out fake applications for the same job o Applications had all the same qualifications except for names o One application name had a white name, one had a black name o The employer did not even call black applicant for an interview G. PLURALSISM A state in which racial and ethnic minorities are distinct but have social parity The state encourages people to keep their ethnic identities...
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2008 for the course ISS 215 taught by Professor Lang during the Spring '06 term at Michigan State University.

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