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Lecture 3 Lecture 3 What is racism?
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Sources: Sources: Marger 2009, pp. 19-26 Blauner.  Talking past each other.  (Article 1, pp. 11-15)
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Why Racism? Why Racism?
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The Ideology of Racism The Ideology of Racism 1.    Physical types and differences are  but natural. 2.   Physical traits are intrinsically related  to culture, personality and intelligence. 3.    Differences among groups are  innate, static, genetic; thus some  groups are innately superior to others. 
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How did racism come about? How did racism come about? European colonialism  15 th  century – Age of Discovery  White Europeans’ first encounter with  “different peoples” (physical and cultural) “Scientific” racism 18 th  century scholars –  What is the origin  of human species? Monogenesis v. Polygenesis 1859 – Charles Darwin’s theory of  evolution
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How did racism come about?
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