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Craig Barclay 11/5/10 Soci 412 Wilson: The Declining Significance of Race In Wilson’s writing he talks about relations between blacks and whites over the course of history and concludes that economically speaking the class that blacks reside in have more of an effect on their access to certain things and privileges than their actual race. I find this to be true because if you look back to say the 1940’s and 1950’s many of the jobs black people had were subservient to whites and as a result they didn’t have much of a say in anything regarding politics or things of that nature because of how little power they had. But after the civil rights movement occurred and blacks were able to have access to the things whites had, it became less about race since they were on more of an equal playing field and more about what class you were in which is the basis of Wilson’s argument. Feagin: The Continuing Significance of Race
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Unformatted text preview: Feagin’s writing talks about how racial discrimination is still prevalent for middle-class blacks and that the downplaying of it only increases the plight for them. He discusses different forms of discrimination both verbal confrontation and withdrawl and I know from personal experience that this kind of discrimination is still very real and exists. In high school, I was driving with two of my friends who were white when we were pulled over by the police. We weren’t speeding or doing anything out of the ordinary so we thought this was rather strange. The police officer comes up to the window and basically says he pulled us over because when he first saw the car it was just my two white friends in the car but now I was in the car and they suspected I was a drug dealer. This blatant example of discrimination drove home the point that Feagin was trying to make and I definitely agree with his stance....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SOCI 412 taught by Professor Amber during the Spring '11 term at UNC.

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