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Race Race- refers to group of people who share a set of characteristics and are said to share a common bloodline Race is a social construction, rather than a biological or natural reality One DNA analysis shows 15% of genetic variation due to race Racism- the belief that members of separate races have different and unequal traits Prejudice- negative thoughts and feelings about an ethnic or racial group Discrimination- harmful or negative acts against people who are deemed inferior Scientific Racism 19 th century theories of race Investigated people who were different from white Europeans through origins, explanations, and classifications of race Light skin and small features=high intellect and worthy character Sun darkens skin and reduces intelligence for generations Phrenology- race classified by skull measurements corresponding to traits Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Racial segregation is constitutional ‘Separate but equal’ accommodations for blacks and whites
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Unformatted text preview: Jim crow laws Jim Crow entertainment Minstrel shows 1828- white man performs in blackface as Jim Crow character Weel about and turn about and do jis so. Ebry time I weel about and jump Jim Crow.- Jump Jim Crow lyrics Immigration and Exclusion 1790- naturalization law confers citizenship to free white persons Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882 Coolies Immigration Act of 1924 Defined whiteness with strict quotas for national origins 1941: Japanese navy attacks Pearl Harbor Army general on Japanese-Americans: I dont want any of them here. They are a dangerous element. It makes no difference whether he is an American citizen, he is still Japanese. Japanese Internment (1942-1945) Over 100,000 nationals and American citizens Internment in military-style barracks Inadequate plumbing, cots, $0.45/day food rations. Property loss...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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