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lecture_9_&_10_key_terms - 02/16/10 AMS 30 Key Terms...

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02/16/10 AMS 30 Key Terms and Issues 9: Deconstructing Disability & 10: Why Average Americans? FYI: no handout for 2/11 as class was canceled. Finish Lecture 8: Deconstructing Race - Finish last 5 minutes of Race: The Power of an Illusion and discuss fallacy of the idea of “race” + our ongoing systematic, structural, and institutional reliance upon categorizations of “race.” Structural (Systemic) Inequality Statistics in a “Post-Racial, Post-Sexist” Society 2008 U.S. Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines Persons in Family or Household 48 Contiguous States and D.C. 1 $10,400 2 14,000 3 17,600 4 21,200 For each additional person, add 3,600 SOURCE: Federal Register , Vol. 73, No. 15, January 23, 2008, pp. 3971–3972 In 2007, 9.8% of the US population lived in poverty (7.6 million families, of which 4.1 million are single-female-parent households). FYI: 80% of the world’s population lives on $10/day, so an annual income per individual of $3,650 (compared to US poverty wage baseline of $10,400); 50% of the world’s population lives on $2.50/day, so an annual income per individual of $913 (compared to US poverty wage baseline of $10,400). Changing Total US Wealth Distribution by Income, 1982-2006
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Source: G. William Domhoff, “Wealth, Income, Power,” Sociology Dept at UC Santa Cruz (Feb. 2010), at http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html. 2007 Poverty Percentages and Median Household Income by “Race” in the US White Asian American Hispanic African American 8.2% in poverty 10.2% in poverty 21.5% in poverty 24.5% in poverty $54,920 $66,103 $38,679 $33,916
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