10-16 - Social institutions Family Segregation and...

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Social institutions: Family: Segregation and discrimination in interracial marriages o There were deliberate attempts to keep the groups separate; especially between blacks and whites o War changed marriage dramatically o Endogamy: marriage within groups o 5% are interracial marriages Significant indicator of assimilation and integration rate of minorities The percentage of intermarriage is increasing o There is a very endogamous relationship by social class o Pool of eligibles: who’s around is who you would even think to marry Profession are segregated by race o We have the highest marriage and divorce rate o Intermarriage is considered in the US an exception to the norm norm: endogamy In large part because of prejudice and institutional discrimination Customs and traditions of marrying in the group Alabama not removing off the books until 2000 Especially in the south between whites and blacks o Adoption across racial and ethnic lines There is a strong tradition against cross adoption between races
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