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Soc_lec_11-12 - But does it refer to anything unitary • Power of national origins • Different experiences • Pan-Asian as a political ideology

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W.E.B. DuBois One of the first African-American professional sociologists African-American perspective and theory The Souls of Black Folk How does it feel To be a problem - “The Negro Problem” o Or Jewish “Question”, Irish Question, etc. Experience of blackness - Discrimination, exclusion, isolation, violence “Twoness” – belonging and not belonging Whiteness Is it merely a matter of color? - Or more of one of status and privilege? “How the Irish became White” Some argue “Asian Americans” are becoming white “Asian American” Promoted in opposition to label of “oriental”
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Unformatted text preview: But does it refer to anything unitary? • Power of national origins • Different experiences • Pan-Asian as a political ideology, strategy Model Minority Idea • Some basis for it • But masks differences • Creates certain expectations • Supports myth that we have moved beyond racism • Reinforces minority status – forever foreign So why can’t everyone be like us • Because humans are ethnocentric by definition • Differences rooted in history • Group cultures differentiate because of lack of interactional proximity • But globalizing world is driving us all into greater interaction...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Mermis-cava during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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