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dDOC 1. WEEK 0 Opening comments about Provence. I. Issues to be raised by class. a. Race b. Gender c. Class (economic inequality) II. All three issues are related and all will be treated historically as well as contemporaneously. None of these topics is static; that is, unchanging – one of the major goals of the class will be to explore how race, gender, and social inequality have changed over time and how they have been shaped by discrimination, geography, technology, and economic shocks. a. Why bother with such touchy issues? 1. Not a matter of white man’s (or boy’s) guilt. 2. More a matter of understanding the dynamics of these three issues and how they have shaped the US and may shape your future 3. Education and prisons – two possible means of dealing with racial differences and economic inequality Most state workers are employed in education but most states spend 24 per cent or more on schooling and universities; California spends 20 per cent (source California Budget Project, not a government agency) From 1988 to 2008, employment in prisons grew at
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course DOC 1 taught by Professor Gilson during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.

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