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Unformatted text preview: -Overtime, race becomes common sense Race-Racial formationthe socio-historical process by which racial categories are created, inhabited, transformed and destroyed-While myths and stereotypes change overtimethe system of racial meanings and stereotypes seems to be permanent for the time being Civil War-Abolition of Slavery-Creation of a free labor market-Different economic system but same racial ideas serve similar political ends Reconstruction-Demise and reassertion of white supremacy under a new economic order-Southern whites are not willing to give up superior status-Problem: class and regional conflict-National unity created on the shared sense of whiteness (and the exclusion of blacks)-...
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- Fall '08