What is Race presentation

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Unformatted text preview: 3/29/11 Click to edit Master subtitle style What is Race? 3/29/11 What is Race? Early definitions assumed different groups of humans had distinct origins Some imagined a “Great Chain of Being” that classified races as superior or inferior (with “White” at the top) 3/29/11 The “Three­Race” Theory Caucasoid: characteristic of people in Europe, North Africa, and Middle East Mongoloid: characteristic of people in East Asia, North America (natives) and South Pacific 3/29/11 United States Census 1850: White Black Mulatto 1880: Added Chinese and Indian 3/29/11 2010 Census 8. Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? No, not of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin Yes, Puerto Rican Yes, Cuban Yes, Mexican, Mexican Am., Chicano Yes, another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin 3/29/11 2010 Census 9. What is Person 1’s race? Mark one or more boxes. -White -Black, African Am., or Negro -American Indian or Alaska Native -Asian Indian-Japanese -Native Hawaiian -Chinese -Korean -Guamanian or Chamorro 3/29/11 Gene­family map http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons NOTE: Genetic differences within “family” groups can be wider than those between members of different groups. 3/29/11 Conclusions “Race” is a social concept, without a basis in science but still powerful in people’s lives. Ethnicity and national origin are often more important factors in self-identity. More information: 3/29/11 The achievement gap NAEP Proficiency (4th Grade Reading) White: 39% 14% Black: 12% Hispanic: NAEP Proficiency (4th Grade Math) White: 42% 15% Black: 10% Hispanic: 3/29/11 The achievement gap Graduation Rates (% of high school freshmen) White: 72% ~50% Black: ~50% Hispanic: College success (% of kindergartners) White: 30% Black: 16% 3/29/11 The achievement gap Course selection (high school Algebra 2) White: 64% 48% Black: 55% Hispanic: Course selection (AP Calculus) White: 7.5% 3.7% Black: 3.4% Hispanic: 3/29/11 The achievement gap Key Question: Why? ...
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