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Ruiz Diaz, Josecarlos Antonio ANT 102/ Introduction to American Culture Analytic Paper An idea or a fact? Outline 1.- The Issue - Social Race more expecifically . 2.- The Claim - Institutional Racism: There is this fear and prejudice from institutions to non- whites just because they are different they seem to be categorize as dangerous and as a threat for the “Society” or even the nation. For example, police, airports, public places, etc. 3.- Evidence : a) Definitions - Race (Text: Race = cultural; pg 110. Film: The first thing we see in someone else; Race-The Power of an Illusion Episode 1, The Difference Between Us . Lectures: Socially constructed; October 8 th , 2007) 1. Biological race (Text: Explaining diversity and skin color; pg 132-134. Film: There is no need to study genes or blood, race is already present in the way we look; Race- The Power of an Illusion Episode 1, The Difference Between Us and 3, The House We Live In . Lectures: If we belong to other type of race we can’t interbreed, but we do so we belong to the same race; October 11 th , 2007) 2. Social race (Text: Cultural Construction of Race; pg 114-117. Film: 4-5 year old kids recognizing black as bad and white as good; A Girl Like Me . Lectures: Constructed for social, economic and political means; October 11 th , 2007) - Institutional Racism - Categorization Process (Lectures: ______- None______; October 17 th , 2007) - Prejudice (Film: Images and words categorizing none-white groups; Race-The Power of an Illusion Episode 1, The Difference Between Us and 3, The House We Live In and A Girl Like Me . Lectures: Stereotypes, ethnocentrism; October 17 th ,2007) - Ethnicity (Text: Identification, relationship; pg 68-69. Lectures: Constructed socio-economic- politic system; October 8 th ,2007) - White/ Whiteness (Film: Anglo Saxon, not everyone, just those who institutions tell they are; Race-The Power on an Illusion Episode 2, The Story We Tell . Lectures: Accumulated advantages; October 11 th , 2007) 1
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- Non-white (Lectures: Any other group that doesn’t belong to the white group, October 11 th , 2007) b) Support of the Claim: Statistics and some facts from the Census Bureau that are also referred on the textbook. 4.- Conclusions: Why is it that everyone is surrounded by race and racism and yet is so hard to admit it and to do something about it? Race it is a socially created concept to divided the masses and therefore control them. 2
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Race is all around us and yet we hardly recognize it. We claim to belong to a particular race or ethnic group but it is so hard to understand what race really means because of the misunderstanding and the wrong conceptualization of the term. It is believed that race is a socially constructed idea to categorize people and empower a certain group over another. As this culture makes it seem, being white is just not a blessing but also an advantage over others. The US, as short as its history in comparison to other nations of the world, is the country in which there is more racism. The occurrence of racism is often probably because it is a big country and because the nation may sometimes be considered the “best,” therefore it is widely studied. It is
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