10 - Biology, Culture, and Race A Human Universal: forming...

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Biology, Culture, and Race A Human Universal: forming categories, creating membership o Perspectives Inside Categories that you yourself share about the world Outside Outside perspectives on other people’s categories We tend to judge each other’s categories—(ex: music you listen to, what kind of computer you use, dress, religion) o Stereotypes : oppression, prejudice, discrimination Identity : shared stories, belonging Some statuses are given to us at birth and usually mutually exclusive. Being identified with one may negate the possibility of being identified with the other. o Ex: rule of Hypodescent— automatic placement in minority group. An arbitrary rule of descent. Some statuses are more contextual, flexible, changeable, or achievable than others o Ex: Style Shifting Habit that we all have—shifting your speech depending on who is around or who you’re talking to. “Variations in speech in difference contexts”
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