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Enduring “Minority” Status: Labor Participation Sociology 108 Professor Catherine Lee Week 10
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Enduring “Minority” Status • Numerical? • Face discrimination? • Negative outcomes • How do they appear permanent or unchanging?
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Agenda • Declining significance of race - William Julius Wilson • 3 Stages of American race relations • Life chances of blacks - more to do w/class position than race • Jobless ghettos • Discrimination in workplace • Impact of historical institutional racism - ex. redlining, access to mortgage, and home ownership
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3 Stages of American Race Relations 1. Plantation economy and racial-caste oppression(antebellum slavery and early postbellum era) 2. Industrial expanion, class conflict, and racial oppression (last quarter of 19th C. through New Deal era) 3. Progressive transition from race inequalities to class inequalities (post WWII, crystallizing in 1960s and 1970s - Wilson wrote in late 1970s)
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Plantation Economy - Antebellum South • Slaverholders controlled economic, political, and
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