Test 2 test corrections - 1. Bonilla-Silva discusses the...

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1. Bonilla-Silva discusses the limits (or shortcomings) of the “idealist concept of racism.” Provide original examples that describe two of these shortcomings. 1. One shortcoming of the idealist conception of racism is that it is viewed as a remnant of past historical racist situations. With this viewpoint, a corporation or even society as a whole could mistakenly not take the steps necessary to end or decrease racism simply because they believe that current racism is a remnant of the past and when the current racists are gone, racism will be also. Therefore they do nothing and racism continues to flourish. A second shortcoming is that racism is viewed as a static phenomenon. This could be a shortcoming because if one views racism as static and unchanging they would simply not recognize racism as it is today because it has indeed changed. For example, they would expect an overt racist behavior such as was common in the past and would not recognize the covert racism that we see today causing problems for said person. 2. Bonilla-Silva discusses several ways people in the dominant race are rewarded. Provide two original examples that describe two of these types of rewards. 2. One reward that the dominant race is rewarded with is a higher social estimation. For example in killing us softly four we saw that women who are not white, are only seen as beautiful when they are similar to white women or have characteristics of white women. This puts the women of the dominant race at a large advantage because they have a much larger probability of being chosen as models as opposed to women of minority races. Another reward is access to better occupations. This can happened both at the entry level and afterwards meaning that racism can come into play when applying for the job making it so that the person of the dominant race gets the job over the minority or if the two already have the job it makes it much easier for the person of the dominant race to get promoted to a higher position than it would be for a minority. 5. Explain what is meant by the “structuralist” perspective of gender. Provide two original examples that show how this would apply to males and females. 5. The structuralist perspective on gender is that sex differences in behaviors occur because men and women occupy different positions in institutional settings. In short, the differences in behavior that exist between men and women occur because of the different situations that the two are put in every day and when put in a situation they will act in a similar manner. For example because of the position in which society puts men, when having to chose between playing with a football or a Barbie doll it is expected that a boy choose a football because it a rough sport that echoes the view that society has of men but if put in a situation where he must be nurturing such as if he becomes a single father, he will be. A second example is how for example that a woman is by nature nurturing to and loving to her children because
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course SCIENCE 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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