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Unformatted text preview: Information to look for in readings • Author • Author’s background: gender, race, education • Purpose for writing the book • Racial or ethnic group that person is apart of and the group they’re writing about • Race: The current status is in the US o Area where most live in Hispanics and Asians: California o What are the particular o Issues Hispanics: illegal immigration o Initial contact condition of each race o Chronically the development of inequality by historically eras o Significant people through the eras • Asian Americans in WWII when there were Japanese in internment camps, other Asians were quick to point out they weren’t Japanese • Heroes and heroines weren’t consider so at the moment • Important Concepts for Understanding the History of Race/Ethnic Relations in the US o There are different kinds of stratification systems but the words mean structured inequality o Different kinds of stratification systems worldwide From caste to class systems Caste: where you are in the social structure is who you are when you’re born; based on ascribe statuses Class: achieved status; you earn what you get We are overall more of a class based open system then we are a caste...
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- Fall '08
- initial contact