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Class notes 03.04.08 - T-Square - Introduction to Sociology...

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Spring 2008 Class Notes 03.04.08 I. Henslin Chapter 9: Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity A. Race = physical characteristics (some myth, some reality), ethnicity = cultural characteristics. B. Racial make up of Tech – spring 2008 semester Race Undergraduate Graduate All students Asian 20% 40% 26% Black 7% 5% 6% Hispanic 5% 4% 5% White 66% 49% 61% C. “Heinz 57” (p. 227) = slogan from H. J. Heinz company, reflected wide variety of products, now means variety/mixture/conglomeration. D. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh, 1988 in Henslin, p. 238. E. Theories on causes of prejudice 1. Psychological perspectives a. Result of frustration, use minority as scapegoat. b. Authoritarian personality – “Categorizing people who are different from themselves as inferior assures them that their own positions are right.” (p, 230) 2. Sociological perspectives a. Functional theory – similar to scapegoat theory. b.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 1101 taught by Professor Ruddiman during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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Class notes 03.04.08 - T-Square - Introduction to Sociology...

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