1029 - Week 10: The Role of Individuals’ Aspirations October 29, 2010 Ain’t No Makin’ It • The

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Unformatted text preview: Week 10: The Role of Individuals’ Aspirations October 29, 2010 Ain’t No Makin’ It • The Opportunity Structure o Was it a surprise n that the hopeful were black and the subversive were white? It proves, further, that race is not a factor. If someone is placed in a certain environment, the experience is the same o School orientation: the Hallway Hangers either dropout or are absent in school, where as The Brothers valued education What matters? • Cultural Capital! It tells the kind of codes/behaviors to adhere to The Hallway Hangers The Brothers Internal barriers Internal barriers • Racism becomes the product of • They blame themselves for their “less opportunities” for them inabilities, no one else or any sort Being left behind of structure External barriers • Limited structural opportunities in school; workplace; home • 1991 Revisit o Result: aspiration, expectation, opportunity fails to make it in the world of structural inequality o The Bros had the same jobs the Hallway Hangers had in high school • 2006 Revisit o Hallway Hangers: 2 (white) o The Brothers: 2 (1 white, 1 black) o 3 white men, 1 black men make it to the middle ­class ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 81846 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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