MIT21A_218JS10_lec14 - Race Gender Ethnicity I Read Merry...

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Race, Gender, Ethnicity I Read: Merry, Sally. “Racialized identities and the law.” In Susser, Ida, and Thomas C. Patterson. Cultural Diversity in the United States: A Critical Reader . Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2001. ISBN: 978-0631222132. Brown, Claude. “Everybody white she saw was Mr. Charlie.” Johnson, James Weldon. “To be a Negro.” Twain, Mark. “Huck breaks the white code.” Wright, Richard. “The price of keeping one’s place.” In Coser, Lewis. Sociology Through Literature . Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972. ISBN: 978-0138215385. Anderson, Elijah. “The police and the black male.” Dyson, Michael. “The plight of black men.” In Andersen, Margaret L., and Patricia Hill Collins. Race, Class and Gender . 4 th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2000. ISBN: 9780534568924 . Zinn, Howard. “Persons of mean and vile condition.” In Ferrante, Joan, and Prince Browne, Jr. The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2001. ISBN: 978-0130283238. Pollock, Mica. “Race bending: ‘Mixed’ youth practicing strategic racialization in California.” 35 (2004): 30-52. Rotimi, Charles N. “Genetic ancestry tracing and the African identity: A double-edged sword?” Developing World Bioethics 3 (2003): 151-158. I. History of African Americans after Civil War: A. Larger picture: 1. Zinn gives overview of some of the earlier developments 2. Eugenics movement 3. Social Darwinism 4. Manifest Destiny a. Philippines, Hawaii, Cuba b. Compare to “White Man’s Burden” (Kipling 1899) 5. Such theories provided moral and theological justification Race, Gender, Ethnicity I 2010 12/14/2010
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2 a. Albert J. Beveridge, Senator from Indiana commenting on “liberation” of Cuba and Philippines: The American Republic is a part of the movement of a race—the most masterful race of history—and race movements are not to be stayed by the hand of man. They are mighty answers to Divine commands. Their leaders are not only statesmen of peoples—they are prophets of God. The inherent tendencies of a race are its highest law. They precede and survive all statutes, all constitutions…The sovereign tendencies of our race are organization and government. 1 B. Reconstruction: 1. Elected 2 senators, 20 Congressmen, numerous state officials 2. Black-dominated legislatures created new and progressive state constitutions C. Jim Crow established by 1890s 1. Synonymous with segregation, poll taxes, literacy tests, etc. 2.
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