SYG10 - Race and Ethnicity Ch 8 p 223-242 and 250-253...

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Race and Ethnicity Ch 8 p 223-242 and 250-253 Selected Information
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Defining race and ethnicity Race – group of people who are perceived by others to share biological characteristics Ethnicity – Shared cultural heritage, which typically involves common ancestors, language, and religion Can be difficult to distinguish between race and ethnicity
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Race is socially constructed “Although there is no such thing as biological race, races are real insofar as they are socially defined . In other words, racial categories operate as if they are real” (original emphasis, Eitzen 220). Society defines which differences are important (skin color) and which aren’t (hair color) Race is a matter of perception
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Definitions Dominant group Minority group Racial stratification (hierarchy) These terms are dependent on who holds power, NOT who has numerical majority.
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Definitions Prejudice – negative attitude toward a certain category of people Discrimination – unfavorable action toward group of people (can be individual and/or institutional) Racism
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