14 - 9/14/09 Earl Wright, Ida B. Wells, DuBois Whos work...

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9/14/09 Earl Wright, Ida B. Wells, DuBois Who’s work get recognized? Who gets paid to do that work? Ida B. Wells just recently getting revognition Empirical research- DuBois and Wells, things that you can observe outside of yourself Wells: study about black men raping white women- often consensual DuBois and Wells combine empiricism of science and the activists’ wish to effect change Movie- Race the Power of an Illusion Part 2 Is race biological? NO socially constructed Phenotype- exterior physical characteristics Biology vs. culture (behaviorally driven differences) What can ppl do behaviorally to change and assimilate? Both view points assume inferiority Different view depending on racial group- some seen as biologically inferior, others seen as culturally inferior How did race science seep its way into the general public? What are some political reasons ppl would support these ideas? Race- not how you look but how ppl assign meaning to how you look
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course SOC 006 taught by Professor Nopper during the Fall '09 term at UPenn.

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14 - 9/14/09 Earl Wright, Ida B. Wells, DuBois Whos work...

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