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Lesson12-FirstMinorityPresident

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Lesson 12 Lesson 12 March 3, 2010 March 3, 2010 America’s first minority president: America’s first minority president: The start of a post-racial era? The start of a post-racial era?
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This Week Today: America has its first racial minority president (Lesson 12) Wilson Latinos have become the largest minority in the US (Lesson 13) Hellman, pp. 23-33, 87-91, 145-166 Hand back Exam #2 Prep for Exam #3
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Race: A perceived common descent based on biological traits Social scientists typically make three basic assertions on race: -It is a recent human invention; -It is about culture, not biology; -It is embedded in institutions and everyday life. - www.aaanet.org
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Joblessness and poverty are higher for African American men … why? Structural Factors Education Politics Employer bias Residential segregation De-industrialization Cultural Factors Defeatism Resistance Individualism “statistical discrimination”
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The Evidence Debunks Myths of Racial Intellectual Superiority
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