oct 11 - Week 8: Durable Inequalities&...

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Unformatted text preview: Week 8: Durable Inequalities & Traditional Axes of Difference ­Gender 10/11/ 2010 Movie: Race: The Power of an Illusion • The idea that race is a biological myth is like telling someone the world is flat o We just prescribe biology to race • Blacks believed to be physically superior to whites o Basketball o Football o Olympics o Track • Genetically, we all aren’t very different • Pseudo ­science used to determine race o Social differences become naturalized o Racial purification o Eugenics • Lots of concern about race ­mixing • Wind Tribe: The white, Indian, & Negro mixed peoples • There is no measurement of race, though other people use: o Color o Hair texture o Body Type • Every single one of us is a Mongrel ...
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