RACE AND ETHNICITY - Multiracial Americans-Up 33 since...

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RACE AND ETHNICITY Race -A group who share a set of characteristics and are said to share a common bloodline. --A social construction, rather than biological or natural reality. -Only small genetic variations due to race Ethnicity -Ethnic quality or affiliation -Based on cultural differences, not necessarily physical ones Symbolic Ethnicity -Identification with a nationality -No risk of stigma for middle-class whites Immigration and Whiteness -in 1790: Naturalization law confers citizenship to “free white persons” -Immigration Act of 1924: defined whiteness with strict quotas for national origin
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Unformatted text preview: Multiracial Americans-Up 33% since 2000-By 2028, majority of Americans under 30-Question: What do you think sociologists may discover about multiracial Americans? What difficulties may researchers face? Whites-New focus in race studies-Problem: what does it mean to be white? White Privilege-“Invisible” set of advantages enjoyed by white persons-Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack-Modern white supremacists(NAAWP) embrace new focus on whites-But don’t acknowledge white preivilege...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 2000 taught by Professor Lauriechancy during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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