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Lecture 22. Boundaries of Race and Group Consciousness
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Introduction and Overview 2050: U.S. will be mostly nonwhite Will nonwhite groups continue to think of themselves as distinct racial groups? To what extent does “group consciousness” exist among various races? African American experience: strong group consciousness Latino/a Americans and Asian Americans: is there strong panethnic consciousness? What are benefits and costs of group consciousness?
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Panethnicity kinds of identification ethnic (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Asian Indian, etc.) panethnic: Latino/a American; Asian American; African American nonethnic: “American” pan=all; panethnic=encompassing all ethnicities
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Usage of Panethnic Terms in Books
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African Americans and Linked Fate linked fate: is fate of individual tied with fate of the group? e.g. “Do you feel that how well the group does affects how well you do individually?” 70 to 80 percent of African Americans say that they have linked fate rationale: shared history; sense of continuing discrimination Michael Dawson: “black utility heuristic”
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African Americans and Class for whites: income associated with political affiliation for blacks: rise in middle class since 1950s but: strong sense of linked fate suppresses class differences higher education and income associated with greater sense of linked fate! mechanism? Dawson believes skilled and college-educated
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course RACE REL 790:333 taught by Professor Williegin during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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