Weekly Reading Journal Entries (Week #2) – “Racial Formations”

Weekly Reading Journal Entries (Week #2) – “Racial Formations”

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Grace Kim TA Stephanie Chan Doc1 B018 Oct. 10, 2008 Weekly Reading Journal Entries (Week #2) – “Racial Formations” Omi and Winant’s article points out race not so much biologically impacted but rather more so socially and politically. In the Phipps case, race is determined by politics and is portrayed to be something that can be quantified by the government. Therefore society plays a major role in determining one’s racial configurations especially since race can differ in meaning depending one’s environment. Race is also used as a tool to determine the “identity” of someone. Through what we learn from society such as the media, one is able to gauge trust and confidence levels, behaviors, and looks through the use of racial identification. Historical impacts also form an image of the different races based on past facts. In these respects, race may be perceived to
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