SOCL 2001 nov 10

SOCL 2001 nov 10 - • Sun darkens skin and reduces...

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SOCL 2001 November 10, 2009 Racism: Racism Racism- belief that separate races have different and unequal traits Prejudice- negative thoughts and feelings about an ethnic or racial group Discrimination- harmful or negative acts against people deemed inferior Scientific racism 19 th century theories of race Investigated people who were different from white Europeans through origins, explanations, and classifications of race Light skin and small features = high intellect and good character
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Unformatted text preview: • Sun darkens skin and reduces intelligence for generations • Phrenology o Race classified by skull measurements corresponding to personality traits Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896) • Racial segregation is constitutional • “separate but equal” accommodations for blacks and whites • Jim Crow laws Jim Crow entertainment • Minstrel shows • 1828: white man performs in blackface as “Jim Crow” character...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course SOC 2001 taught by Professor C during the Fall '09 term at LSU.

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