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Unformatted text preview: o People coming from the same past Basic facts about race • Race is a modern idea o Around 17 th century, race was created • Slavery predates race o Slavery around way before. People would enslave their own people. • Races used to justify social inequality as natural o If you are a member of a particular race, biologically speaking, you are inferior/superior. Inherently something right or wrong with you. If this is the case then inequality is justified • Race is socially constructed, not biological o There is no white gene, black gene, it is a creation mainly used for political means • Most variation occurs within, not between members of ‘race’ o Idea that separates blacks from Latinos and there is something genetic that separates them. However not the case, more genetic variation within a race than in between races....
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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.
- Summer '06