Lecture 7 – Race and Ethnicity

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Lecture 7 – Race and Ethnicity 20:04 Conflict Perspective Race and ethnic relations can lead to abusive relations marked by racism Belief that ones own race or ethnicity is superior to that of others **Segregation – **Expulsion **Extermination Critique of Gordon’s Theories Gordon assumes gradual assimilation of all groups Gordon believes that egalitarianism of US institutions will allow for  assimilation Conflict perspective disagrees Fluidity of Race and Ethnicity Race and ethnicity are not rigid definitions.  They are fluid. They depend on the context where they are defined (contextual) and on what  situation they are in (situational). Race is constantly transformed by political struggle and legal battle. Functionalist Perspective *Assimilation – in latin means to make similar o A+B+C=A B and C will conform to A (what we had in the beginning)
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Jepsen during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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