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lecture 2.25.09 - Two man theories of...

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Two man theories of inequality -marxian -weberian -functionalist Looked at… -consequences of class inequality on childhood -and how through the econ, family, education, class inequality is produced Racial Inequality: Myth of the American Dream The myth of the model minority The myth of the undeserving underclass What is race: -it is commonly though to be “biological concept that refers to gene frequencies in a population. Races are differentiated by inherited characteristics” Define by IQ tests , African Americans good at sports. Some Americans better at sprints, some others good at marathons Track requires fewest resources There is no genetic basis for mutually exclusive racial categories There is more variation within a group than between groups 75% of all known genes are present in all people 25% remaining differ in their forms, but all forms are found in all groups Two random Koreans may be as genetically different as a Korean and Italian 100 years ago, the Irish were considered black, what made them white? –
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