Social Inequality - Race and Ethnicity

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Social Inequality Race and Ethnicity
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Commonsense Approaches to Race and Ethnicity General thinking confuses race and ethnicity Often race is viewed solely as a source of ethnic identity The roots of this confusion rest in the effort to understand the experiences of racial minorities in the same terms as were useful for assessing the experiences of European immigrants Keep in mind that both race and ethnicity are most meaningful not as “objective” realities but rather as principles of social organization
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Race Race — a social construct; a group of people who see themselves, and are seen by others, as having hereditary traits that set them apart Heredity is not exclusive to race rather, the attribution is more explicitly to naturally distinct essences that are believed to explain not only physical, but also intellectual and behavioral differences Genetics and race
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Ethnic Groups Groups identified culturally: language, folk practices, dress, mannerisms, religion Examples: Jewish Americans, Hispanics Sense of peoplehood or nationhood Shared history and/or fate Ethnic identities often “constructed” by their bearers
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