Unformatted text preview: o Examples include: parents, spouse, corporate CEO, college student, and convicted felon. The Rule of Hypodescent "In American culture, one acquires his or her racial identity at birth, but race isn't based on biology or on simple ancestry. .. American rules for assigning racial status can be more arbitrary. In some states, anyone known to have any black ancestor, no matter how remote, is classified as a member of the black race.” • Essentially, a child born to parents of different racial categories would be categorized into the lesser minority. o For example, a child of a white mother and black father, no matter how white the child may look, would be labeled "Black." A child born of mixed Latino and African-American parents would also be labeled "Black" (Black is considered more of a minority than Latino)....
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- Spring '11
- Ethnic group, Black, different racial categories, racial categories