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Ng 1 Sharon Ng Professor Mariscal, TA Reece Peck DOC 1 A04 18 October 2010 Journal #3 In the excerpt “Racialization: The Historical Development of Race” of Michael Omi and Howard Winant’s work, Racial Formation in the United States , the authors discuss racialization and how race is a dynamic social construct. Race serves as a means of control, where the dominant cultures aggregate to separate the minorities by assigning them distinct identities. Omi and Winant point out that blacks evolved over time as racial slavery stabilized. Their exact origins and identities were disregarded and instead, they were grouped into one identity, “black” (Omi, Winant 81). Racialization is an ideological process. It is formed because people’s common beliefs come together from their struggles are deconstructed and reconstructed again in a different manner (82). The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 excluded Chinese immigrants from coming to the United States because Americans feared that the Chinese would take over their labor market and create a “conflict of races” (83). Economic forces have pushed these
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