Lec 5 - 2/2/06 The Many Faces of Modern Lecture 5 In Racism...

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2/2/06 The Many Faces of Modern Lecture 5 In Racism Dead? o Violence Mostly in the early 90s o Discrimination More likely to get a job by being white o Racialization Defining & categorizing - stereotyping’ Examples of Racialization English = Anglo-Saxon - Not Celtic, not French, etc. One drop of African Blood =black - Plessy v. Ferguson , 1896 Jewish = Semitic, not Aryan - Nazis, 1930s Muslim = Arab - Anti-terrorism campaign, 2000s The US census Official racialization o Everyone has a slot Asian, Hispanic, White, Black, Native America o Racial Orders Social hierarchy based on race Systemic inequality o Economic - wealth and income o Political – Control of State o Institutional - Schools Race, Body, and Genetics o Appearance Begins with bodily difference Quick identification Racist leap from appearance to essence Race is not all just skin-deep Bones, Tay-Sacs, Vit D, Sickle cell, blood type… We are all one species Homo sapiens sapiens - We interbreed True subspecies died out o Neanderthals o Little people of New Guinea More differences than commonalities within race Most traits do not reproduce ‘true’ o Genetic Mapping Migration out of humans out of African DNA can be traced back millennia Migration from Africa
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