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Lecture 5 – Racial formation & Representation - outlineLearning objectives:Understand the argument regarding race in Omi, Michael and Howard Winant. “Racial formation.” Racial Formation in the United States From the 1960s to the 1990s (1994). 53-69. Understand and be able to apply key terms:oRaceoRacial formation: Micro & Macro levelsoRacial project (including a range of broad philosophical perspectives and ways in which they are manifest in policy, culture, the economy, etc.)oRacial dictatorship & racial democracy Linking separation of N/ S by theLevee system & segregationWinant and Omi: Racial Formation TheoryRace: “a concept which signifies and symbolizes social conflicts and interests by referring to different types of human bodies.”1
Race as a colonial social construct: “There is no biological basis for distinguishing among human groups along lines of race.”

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