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Chapter 9 Race and Ethnicity
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Salience We categorize people on the basis of what appears initially prominent and salient about them. Skin color, gender, and age are salient characteristics. What becomes salient is culturally determined. In other cultures, religion may be far more salient than skin color.
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Race Race is primarily a socially constructed category based on physical criteria. Forms justification for racism.
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Comparison of U.S. Census Classifications Date White African American Native American Asian American 1890 White Black Mulatto Quadroon Octoroon Indian Chinese Japanese 1900 White Black Indian Chinese Japanese 1910 White Black Mulatto Indian Chinese Japanese
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Comparison of U.S. Census Classifications Date White African American Native American Asian American 1920 White Black Mulatto Indian Chinese Japanese 1930 White Negro Indian Chinese Japanese Filipino Hindu Korean
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Comparison of U.S. Census Classifications Date White African American Native American Asian American 1940 White Negro Indian Chinese Japanese Filipino Hindu Korean 1950 White Negro Indian Chinese Japanese Filipino
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Comparison of U.S. Census Classifications Date White African American Native American Asian American 1960 White Negro American Indian Aleut Eskimo Chinese Japanese Filipino 1970 White Negro or Black Indian (American) Chinese Japanese Filipino Korean
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Classifications Date White African American Native
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