WST9 - flexibility of culture. Racial projects-a.)...

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Most race theorists view race as a socio-historical, political formation . Racial classifications were used to explain human differences, always utilized in a hierarchical fashion. There were 2 kinds of new scientific data. Both Darwin and Mendel’s work showed that racial types and their features were not fixed and immutable traits but that even biological traits varied from generation to generation. Boas showed that person’s physical attributes--skin color, hair texture, nose shape, eye shape, stature, etc, in no way compelled that person to speak or behave in any particular way. Instead, the way humans everywhere could adapt to other ways of living and speaking, demonstrated the superiority of the influence and
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Unformatted text preview: flexibility of culture. Racial projects-a.) intelligence project-seeks to understand which racial group is the most intelligent or how they differ. B.) Practices like redlining(practice of arbitrarily denying or limiting financial services to specific neighborhoods, generally because its residents are people of color or are poor) that still exist create barriers in low income or working class neighborhoods to rebuilding, beautifying and creating business opportunities within these communities. c.) immigration laws that kicks people out of country....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course WST 10 taught by Professor Bays during the Winter '10 term at UCLA.

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