Unformatted text preview: Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. Concepts 1. Triangulation – A subcategory of class stratification, it is most simply put as not bad, not good, but something else. 2. Race – Biologically speaking, ineffectual; socially speaking, man made; to the laity, a cultural construct by which many are unconsciously bound. 3. White – A category of American people of European descent; light skinned. Comparisons Unconscious Bias and Race as Class are certainly complimentary. Unconscious drawing on social stereotypes ultimately perpetuates and facilitates the notion that Race exists as a category of class. Applications The pseudo-accolade “Honorary White” otherwise used more pejoratively as “whitewashed” is commonly ascribed to those who are apparently too savvy to American culture. It is, however, an imbecilic concept as one’s ethnicity as the term “white” alludes to cannot be helped by one’s actions....
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- Winter '10
- Sociology, White American, unconscious bias, Michael Yeh