Racism - -Sun darkens skin and reduces intelligence for...

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Racism Racism : belief that 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 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 good character
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Unformatted text preview: -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-Jim Crow laws Jim Crow entertainment-Minstrel shows-1828: white man performs in blackface as “Jim Crow” character...
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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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