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Lecture 11 - Sociology 120 Lecture 11 23:39 Review Race and...

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Unformatted text preview: Sociology 120 Lecture 11 23:39 Review Race and the American Family II Hispanic and Asian families Racial Intermarriage History Racial threat Anti-miscegenation legislation Studying the boundary phenomenon can help understand How the construction is taken place Racial Intermarriage Today Rapidriseofinterracialmarriageforallracessince1970, but still at low levels In 2000, among married 24-34 year olds 3% of whites number is so low because there are so many whites not every white person could interracially marry because there are too many whites 7% v 14% of black women and men 60% v 50% of Asian women and men much higher ~50% of Hispanics in interracial/interethnic marriage IM is function of preferences and opportunity Drastic decrease in racism (own, parent, community) Availability of mates in marriage market (desegregation) Only going to marry someone who you have had a chance to meet African Americans are still very separated from everyone else Hyper segregation Blacks and whites have more chances Higher education facilitates IM College educated Time of early adulthood- more independence More people are moving from their home during early adulthood IM as measure of strength of racial barriers Endogamy A type of homogamy- tendency of people to marry people like them Endogamy- the tendency of people to marry others of their race group Whether the tendency of people to marry someone of their race is larger than we would expect, by chance African Americans are more likely to marry another African American than you would expect by chance No race as isolated as African Americans (what does this mean?) Distinctions Sexual Preferences Attraction, desire, arousal What a person wants Sexual Behavior How preferences & opportunities translate into sexual acts Physical contact that heightens arousal What people actually do Sexual Identity The self/social classification of people based on their sexual preferences and behaviors as gay, lesbian, straight etc Classifying oneself and classifying others A way to define a person in the eyes of self and others...
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Lecture 11 - Sociology 120 Lecture 11 23:39 Review Race and...

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