WCT Race Wealth Housing School Segregation

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Race, class, and wealth: Course Sources other sources FOCUS ON SOCIAL STRUCTURES Film:   Race:  The Color of an Illusion J. Kozol, “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s  Educational Apartheid” Eckholm,  NYTimes  article (social class section) Census data Perspective on Racial Inequality, 2 nd  ed. Routledge, 2008 T. Shapiro. The Hidden Cost of Being African American. Oxford  University Press. 2004. Other recent studies and reports, cited herein 09/15/11 UCSD Soci1 Blair-Loy Race, class and  wealth 1
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Cultural structures about race: relative valorization  (rankings in superiority/inferiority) Scientists :  Ranked whites as biologically  superior, Asians [Mongolians] in middle,  Africans at bottom  saw Asians as  superior to Blacks – cheap, docile labor  (especially after 1865) White CA employer:  “One white man is worth two Chinamen; that one  Chinamen is worth two negroes”  Ideology serves white interests 09/15/11 UCSD Soci1 Blair-Loy Race, class and  wealth 2
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Cornelius   Relative valorization of immigrants Table 8.2 (p. 278).  CA perceptions of  immigrants as immigrants as a benefit (hard  work and skills) or a burden (use public  services),  1998 representative survey. Group     SEEN AS Benefit Burden Latinos 66% 25% Asians 68% 23% Blacks 45% 45% 09/15/11 UCSD Soci1 Blair-Loy Race, class and  wealth 3
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Focus on social structures Black-White differences in life chances  based on historical structural  discrimination in labor and housing  markets   cumulative disadvantages for  blacks, cumulative advantages for whites   real, present-day consequences. 09/15/11 UCSD Soci1 Blair-Loy Race, class and  wealth 4
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Blacks and Whites have different social structural   opportunities for saving and investing Racialization of state policy. State policy limited ability of blacks to 
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