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Click to edit Master subtitle style Race and Inequality ISS 215 Lecture 8
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Outline A. What is Race? B. Races around the Globe C. Races in the U.S. and Future Trends D. Historical Background E. Theoretical Discussion F. Consequences
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A.  What is Race? Social creation of arbitrary grouping of  individuals in a society based on the  color of their skin B. Races around the Globe 1. White? 2. Black?
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C. Races in the U.S. and Race/Ethnicity 1980 (%) 1990 (%) 2000 (%) White 79.8 75.6 69.1 Black 11.5 11.7 12.1 Hispanic 6.4 9.0 12.5 Asian 1.6 2.8 3.7 Native 0.6 0.7 0.7 Other 0.1 0.1 1.8 (Population Reference Bureau 2002)
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D. Historical Background  1.  Early Encounters with Native Americans a. Ethnocentrism Labeling of Natives as Savages, Animalistic, and Heathens b. Cooperation and relative equality changed to  domination c. Acquisition of Native Land d. Natives pushed to reservations e. Native Americans, their socioeconomic conditions
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D. Historical Background, continued 2. Arrival of Blacks a.  Resistance from Native Americans b.  1500-1850 c.  1619: A Dutch ship brought 20 Africans to  Jamestown, Virginia d. Need for plantations e. 10 Million Africans were sold in Africa, but only half 
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