10-18 - 1018,10/20 I. OverviewofRaceintheU.S. a....

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10-18, 10/20 I. Overview of Race in the U.S. a. History  - read book i. WEB Dubois – there is a black and a white America ii. Alexis de Tocqueville – the only thing that can divide America is racial  division b. Primary groups in the US i. White (European – American) – 1.  easier to blend in And lose ethnicity 2. Most dominant  a. In members  b. In resources ii. Asian American iii. African American iv. Hispanic American v. Native American c. Census questions i. Is (person) of hispanic, Latino, or spanish origin ii. What is (person 1’s) race? Why are these questions not asked 1. Because can blend in with whites and blacks 2. You can be hispanic and white (Jennifer Lopez) 3. You can be hispanic and black 
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4. Therefore not a race (officially) 5. (unofficially) a race  6. How we work and live d. How we work and Live i. Economic Stratification ii. Residential Segregation – the US is historically segregated in where 
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