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Notes for Soc 134 January 29, 2008 Last Time The US minority population has grown significantly over relatively short  amount of time. Projected to continue to grow over the next so years Reasons for the growth is  o Immigration o Ethnic switching o Birth rates Ethnicity Shared culture o Beliefs o Behaviors Sometime shared place of origin Sometime shared sense of history External Often self- defined Flexible Race In biology, race distinguishes animal groups Why applied to humans o Groups were thought to be genetically different (incorrect). o Caucasians, Mongolians, Ethiopians, Americans and Malays  (1770’s)
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o We are about 99% the same o One-drop rule (1920’s) If you had one drop on black in you then you were black Shared physical Features Example skin, color, hair texture, eye shape Unalterable
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