On july 12th 1787 the three fifths compromise allowed

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Unformatted text preview: t considered to be people; they were “PROPERTY” or livestock. • On July 12th 1787, the “Three-fifths Compromise” allowed a state to count three fifths of each Black “person” in determining political representation in the House. * Native Americans were not considered to be human beings until the mid 1800’s, and did not gain citizenship until 1923. The Dichotomy Between White and Black. * Terminology: The word “NIGGER” actually came from where the enslaved tribes were from: Nigeria, Niger, and the Ivory Coast. They were referred to as Niger's for short derived from the Latin word for the color black, Niger. Later, this was translated into the word Nigger and it carries a negative connotation. The Dichotomy Between White and Black. * In what was known as the “Civilized World”, the people of wealth did not labor or work in the sun. Therefore, those people that did were considered to be less than those that were wealthy. This carried on in the belief of stereotypes or that people of color were not deserving of equal access. Paper bag test The Dichotomy Between White and Black. * Amazingly, this idea has transcended into the Spanish, Mexican, Hispanic, and African American populations where people from the same group membership discriminate and carry prejudices based on light skin to dark skin within their own group. What does it all mean? What Race as a Social Fact: Race The intense sociological interest in race The derives from its significance as a Social Fact , because people attach meanings to Fact the physical differences whether they are real or imagined. real Definition of Race: a category of people who are regarded as socially distinct because they share genetically transmitted physical characteristics. The Thomas Theorem: The If a person perceives a situation to be If real, then it is real in its circumstances and consequences. and • Some argue this is similar to the selffulfilling prophecy. Definition of Ethnicity: Definition Refers to cultural features that may Refers be handed down from one generation to the next. These features may include: language, religion, national origin, d...
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