Sociology #12 - Sociology Lecture#12(Jan 13/10 Race and...

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Sociology- Lecture #12 (Jan 13/10) - Race and ethnicity - Dr. Samuel George Morton (1799-1851) o Problems with his theory Shape of the skull can not determine race He only based it on 72 skulls from Egyptian tombs 71 % of the skulls he thought were to be “negro” were women’s skulls whereas 48% of the skulls he thought were cocasions were females (problem is that women’s skulls tend to be smaller than males - IQ test aren’t based on biology and isn’t fixed - All the students were said to be drop outs by their 8 th grade teachers, but 80% of them ended up going to college - Investing more in underprivileged schools will have a better result in people’s grades - Athletic o Some people suggest that blacks are better than whites 67 % in basketball are black and 65% in football Complement that they are inferior to whites in intelligence o No gene found to link gene to being better athletes o Don’t perform in any sport significantly better than any other o People are better at sports because of their countries history
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Sociology #12 - Sociology Lecture#12(Jan 13/10 Race and...

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