NOTES FOR CHAPTER 11 POWERPOINT

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NOTES FOR CHAPTER 11 POWERPOINT RACE- For most sociologists, then, race is a more meaningful social category than a biological one. That is, the characteristics a society selects to distinguish one racial group from another shape social rankings and determine access to important resources. But they have less to do with innate physical or genetic differences than with what the prevailing culture defines as socially significant (American Sociological Association, 2002). EXPERIENCES OF RACISM- Despite their history of severe oppression, Native Americans have shown a remarkable ability to endure and in some cases to shrewdly promote their own economic interests. In the Pacific Northwest, for instance, some Indian tribes have successfully protected their rights to lucrative fishing waters (F. G. Cohen, 1986). Casinos and resorts have made some tribes wealthy. The Connecticut Sun, a professional women’s basketball franchise, plays its home games on the grounds of a casino owned by the Mohegan tribe. Elsewhere, organizations have been formed to advance the financial concerns of Native
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Verginiahusting during the Spring '08 term at Boise State.

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