SOC 100 Chapter 9 - SOC 100 Chapter 9 1. Introduction a....

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SOC 100 Chapter 9 1. Introduction a. How significant are the concepts of race and ethnicity? b. Race: a category of people who share similar observed physical characteristics; skin color being the most common distinction. Race is a social construction not a biological reality. Thomas Theorem – if people believe something to be real, it is real in its consequences. c. Ethnic group: those who share similar cultural characteristics; e.g. common religion, national origin, language, etc. 2. U.S. System of Racial Classification a. Six official categories: i. Black or African America ii. White iii. American Indian or Alaskan Native iv. Native Hawaiian or the Pacific Islander v. Asian vi. Other b. Shortcomings of racial categories i. Social Darwinism – biological evolution - Classifying people by external feature. c. U.S. System of Ethnic Classification 3. Chance, Context and Choice a. Race as a product of chance, context and choice b. One drop rule- if you have a drop of a race than you are classified as that (ex black)
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