The Social Meaning of Race and Ethnicity

The Social Meaning of Race and Ethnicity - A. Patterns of...

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I. The Social Meaning of Race and Ethnicity 1. Race 2. Racial Types a. Caucasoid b. Negroid c. Mongoloid 3. Ethnicity a. race is constructed from biological traits and ethnicity is constructed from cultural traits. 4. Minorities a. MAP from table 11-1 b. Minorities are a majority in 4 states (California, New Mexico, Texas, and Hawaii) and in half of the country’s 100 largest cities. Prejudice and Stereotypes I. Measuring Prejudice: The Social Distance Scale
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Unformatted text preview: A. Patterns of social distance found among college students today. 1. Student opinion shows a trend toward greater social acceptance. 2. People see less difference between various minorities. 3. The terrorist attacks of 09/11/2001, may have reduced social acceptance of Arabs & Muslims. II. Theories of Prejudice A. Scapegoat Theory B. Authoritarian Personality Theory C. Culture Theory D. Conflict Theory...
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