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Click to edit Master subtitle style  5/23/11 Understanding “racism” Professor Adrienne Lo ANTH 104/LING 104
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 5/23/11 There are marked differences in health, education,  employment, and poverty between racial groups in  the US Yet this is not seen as a product of “racism” What is the popular understanding of “racism”? What do we call “racism”?
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 5/23/11 The popular understanding of 
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 5/23/11 It was widespread in the past But it is rare now (only in declarations of White  supremacy + hatred made by a tiny number of  people, like the KKK) Most people today are not racist Racism is about overtly avowing personal hatred  towards people of another race or believing in the  biological inferiority of other races The popular understanding  of 
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 5/23/11 1) Biology: Races are biologically real. They are  biologically distinct geographic populations formed  by evolution. The definition of who is White has changed rapidly. “In Europe the Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians, and  Swedes are generally of what we call a swarthy complexion;  as are the Germans also” Ben Franklin”  Arab Americans going from being White to being non-White Presumptions of the folk theory 
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