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AMST 101 17:56 September 1 Los Angeles in History -
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17:56 September 3  DISCUSSION -Borderland- all separate frontiers meet create a space that is more than the sum of its parts Heiss talks about, space is legislated 549. Causality is not  o Cultural appropriation- taking space and redifing o Epistomoligy- theory fo knowledge, how we learn, mode of thought o Hegemony- dominance, leadership either a state or person How California came to be Symbolic, ”adobe could be washed away, was not permanent” How we use and view space, because we use brick not adobe -- the dominant shape the history— when you kill people you kill history California is an intersection, everyone is coming and going o Always static, constant influx of cultural influences LECTURE - where is inequality apparent in la? -Boyle heights – honeycombed area, hopelessly heterogeneas according to authorities diversity would lower realestate value -“The House We Live In” – documentary -what is the relationship between race and citizenship?
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17:56 -what role does public policy play in producing white privilege? -what material advantages does ‘whiteness’ have over time? -- effects of policies that allowed whites privileges over non-whites -why become an American? Prestige Freedom Vote! -50’s racial requirement for citizenship changed requirement : white, or, a person of African nativity or descent after civil war opened citizenship to Africans (latino, asian, etc could not become citizens) Notes on Film -race is not a level of biological division -no sub-species -“you don’t see race, you think you see race” - classifications of asian, black, etc, are not = to white social meaning (public policy) laws and practices make race -historically, has been racialized (slavery, conquest of Indians) everyone must fit in to the racial society -20c. govt. debated how new immigrants would fit into hierarchy already  established
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17:56 -1880-1920, southern Europe and ____? -immigrants works inferior jobs (along with cinese, black, and Mexican) --Immigrant became symbol of American identity Italians, slavs, and jews were laborers (industry) -1911, “population of US will rapidly become darker in tone, and become a  --darker society (rape, murder, sexual indecency) -Nordics, were higher races of Europe -research on racial types (creak down “white” into 30-45 different sections) rooted heritable traits, immutable -newcomers, natural consequences of racial character, biology was destiny, were 
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