Asian American 10 End of Lecture 8 and Beginning of 9

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Asian American 10 End of Lecture 8 and Beginning of 9 I. Race, Racism, and Assimilation 1.I.a. Without the calibration of race, we cannot identify each other other than apes. Scientists are correct in saying that humans define race that enables survival and death. 1.I.b. If race distinguished humans from mammals, then why has race important for us to understand anyway? – Provides one with a sense of community and belonging. Always have something to fall back on whether you believe or don’t believe it belongs to you. 1.I.c. Issues of privilege. Important for identity, from race, one can trace one’s culture, history, background, and geneology. 1.I.d. Race is important to understand because it is not merely a thing of
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Unformatted text preview: biology, nor is it determined by biological understandings of the human body. Race is a social construction. Race is an idea that people create, invent, and think about. The social characteristics of people are not biologically derived. People are socially constructed into the world of race. It is a way to maintain and acquire power. 1.I.e. The predominant model of race in US, black v white. A false dichotomy created by philosophers, anthropologists, and scientists. 1.I.f. This model is where whites are on top and blacks on bottom. Yellow and brown are in-between those. A. Biological Determinism versus Social Constructionism B. Assimilation and Anglo-Conformity Keywords: Assimilation...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2012 for the course AS AM 10 121030200 taught by Professor Camacho during the Winter '11 term at UCLA.

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