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Black like me o Describing the rigid competition of the late 50’s and 60’s The south was years behind of the rest of the country o Rashomon perspective White southerner from Texas, went to school abroad, went to the army, blinded in the army for 10 years, o Turned black, worked as a journalist when he underwent this experiment o Went into the deep south and tried to live his life as a black man o Important part of the experiment is that he did nothing except change the color of his skin o Had a profound effect on his life Turned black and then white and then black again and then white for good Moved from Texas because he was hung an effigy then moved to Mexico and returned to another town in Texas o Literally trying to get into the shoes of a black person in the south in the 50’s and 60’s o The south was lacking far behind in many media sources
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Unformatted text preview: o Published book what life was really like for blacks after so many years after slavery had a huge impact on race relations in the country • 1965 Immigration Act changed everything of who can come into the US o Asians and Latin Americans are now the largest groups of immigrants • Primary difference between Latin Americans and Asians is education • 48% are coming with at least a bachelors degree, compared to 11% of Latin Americans • How do you accommodate surges of immigrants o Competition of resources; educating children that speak a different language o Asians with higher degrees than natives will cause competition of resources • California is atypical state in terms of race relation because there is not a clear majority group of any racial group • High Hispanic population o We share a border...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course SOCI 122 taught by Professor Hastings during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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