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Nov 3 Discrimination intro - Discrimination What is race?...

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Discrimination What is race? What is ethnicity? Bias/Prejudice vs. Discrimination Labor market theory basics Economic theories of discrimination Personal prejudice Statistical prejudgment Noncompetitive forces 1
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Race “There is no single concept of race. Rather, race is a complex concept, best viewed for social science purposes as a subjective social construct based on observed or ascribed characteristics that have acquired socially significant meaning.” National Academy of Science report, Measuring Racial Discrimination, 2004. 2
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Race is… “inheritable body markings carried by a largely endogamous group of individuals, markings that can be observed by others with ease, that can be changed or misrepresented only with great difficulty, and that have come to be invested in a particular society at a given historical moment with social meaning.” Glenn Loury, Anatomy of Racial Inequality 3
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US Census Race Categories as Listed on Survey Forms, 1790-1960 1790-Free White Males; Free White Females; All Other Free Persons; Slaves 1800-Free White Males; Free White Females; All Other Free Persons, except Indians Not Taxed; Slaves 1820-Free White Males; Free White Females; Free Colored Persons, All other persons, except Indians Not Taxed; Slaves 1830-Free White Persons; Free Colored Persons; Slaves 1850-Black; Mulatto 1860-Black; Mulatto ; (Indian) 1870-White; Black; Mulatto ; Chinese; Indian 1890-White; Black; Mulatto ; Quadroon ; Octoroon ; Chinese; Japanese; Indian 1900-White: Black; Chinese; Japanese; Indian 1910-White; Black; Mulatto ; Chinese; Japanese; Indian; Other 1920-White; Black; Mulatto ; Indian; Chinese; Japanese; Filipino; Hindu; Korean; Other 1930-White; Negro; Mexican; Indian; Chinese; Japanese; Filipino; Hindu; Korean; (Other races, spell out in full) 1940-White; Negro; Indian; Chinese; Japanese; Filipino; Hindu; Korean; (Other races, spell out in full) 1950-White; Negro; Indian; Japanese; Chinese; Filipino; (Other race-spell out) 1960-White; Negro; American Indian; Japanese; Chinese; Filipino; Hawaiian; Part-Hawaiian; Aleut Eskimo, etc. 5
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US Census Race Categories as Listed on Survey Forms, 1970-2010 1970-White; Negro or Black; American Indian; Japanese; Chinese; Filipino; Hawaiian; Korean; Other (print race) 1980-White; Negro or Black; Japanese; Chinese; Filipino; Korean; Vietnamese; American Indian; Asian Indian; Hawaiian; Guamanian; Samoan; Eskimo; Aleut; Other (specify) 1990-White; Black or Negro; American Indian; Eskimo; Aleut; Chinese; Filipino; Hawaiian; Korean; Vietnamese; Japanese; Asian Indian; Samoan; Guamanian; Other API (Asian or Pacific Islander); Other race 2000-White; Black, African American, or Negro; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian Indian; Chinese; Filipino; Japanese; Korean; Vietnamese; Native Hawaiian; Guamanian or Chamorro; Samoan; Other Asian (Print Race); Other Pacific Islander (Print Race); Some other race (Print Race)
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