Cultural Theories of Racism

Cultural Theories of Racism - succeed. o Selling drugs,...

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Cultural Theories of Racism Culture of Poverty: the argument that poor people adopt certain practices  which differ from those of middle-class, “mainstream” society in order to adapt  and survive in difficult economic circumstances o Create a cycle of poverty o i.e. thugs on the street, if they just stop stealing, depending on welfare,  and having babies out of wedlock and get a job and do the mainstream  way of life things would be better for them. o Has been shown that poor people share the same values as rich people  but there are barriers put in place that only allow certain people to 
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Unformatted text preview: succeed. o Selling drugs, creative. all the legal means of making money have been blocked for them, so they have to do this. Model minority: refers to a minority ethnic, racial, or religious group whose members achieve a higher degree of success than the population average, without resorting to political or violent confrontation with Whites o We think of Asians, jews, Indians o These groups have inherent values that enable them to be successful o Selective migration, were rich, come here, and are still rich...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mindyromero during the Summer '06 term at UC Davis.

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