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Instructor: Yeh, Hsin-Yi Instructor: Yeh, Hsin-Yi
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Race as a social contruction Ethnicity as a social construction Patterns of racial and ethnic group interactions Sociological perspectives and race/ethnicity The social consequences of racial classification  are real Today’s racism What we learned…
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Actions and practices that result in unequal  treatment of different categories of individuals Individual discrimination  example:  a white employer refuses to hire an Asian  Employee An asian student refuses to share a  dorm room with an African American student Discrimination (1)
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Overt discrimination:  the individual  discriminates because of his/her own prejudicial  attitudes Adaptive discrimination:  the individual  discriminates because of the prejudice of others Examples? Discrimination (2)
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Institutional discrimination: normal  operations and procedures of social  institutions result in unequal treatment of  and opportunities for minorities Example: educational system designs  questions in standard tests which unfairly  measure minorities’ intelligence Discrimination (3)
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“Hate crimes” are usually based on racial bias Motivations for hate crimes 1. Thrill hate crimes (offenders attack victims for the 
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