Race - Racism as an ideology Does not merely mean dislike...

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The Origins of “Race” Europe: Middle Ages to 1700 Conceptual Foundations
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The Origins of “Race” “Race” as a concept Foundation of a classification system Unique characteristics Permanent characteristics Inherited characteristics All members of a racial group possessed all of these characteristics
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The Origins of “Race” “Race” as a concept Typically based on physical characteristics Skin color “Blood” Understood in both physical and spiritual senses
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The Origins of “Race” “Race” as a concept Foundation of hierarchical social order Some unique, permanent, inherited characteristics are “superior.” Some unique, permanent, inherited characteristics are “inferior.”
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The Origins of “Race” “Race” as a concept Modern critique Not a natural (biological) concept A social, politically, culturally, and economically constructed concept A concept that is imposed by the powerful on the less powerful
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The Origins of “Race”
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Unformatted text preview: Racism as an ideology Does not merely mean dislike for outsiders dislike for those who are different The Origins of Race Racism as an ideology Takes existence of race as a natural given Treats society as a natural racial hierarchy The Origins of Race Racism as an ideology Racial inferiors are viewed (by powerful) as Inherently inferior Inherently flawed Irredeemably evil The Origins of Race Racism as an ideology All differences between racial groups are viewed as insurmountable Racial divisions are absolute Crossing racial boundaries = impossible The Origins of Race Race/Racism as Ideology and Practice Uniquely European development European global dominance makes ideology of race nearly universal Even cultures that suffer from racism begin to adopt the ideology of race...
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