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Chapter 4 Notes - Chapter 4: Race An ethnic group shares...

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Chapter 4: Race An ethnic group shares certain beliefs, values, habits, customs, and norms because of their common back round, and ethnicity means to identify oneself with feeling part of an ethnic group and exclusion from other groups because of their affiliation. Markers of an ethnic group may include a collective name, belief in common descent, a sense of solidarity, and an association with a specific territory, which the group may or may not hold. Race in the United States tends to be from an ascribed status , status given to you at birth that you cannot control, such as your skin color. If a child is born racially mixed then the child will be classified with the minority group only. This tendency is called the hypodescent rule. (E.g if a baby was born half black, half white, the baby would be classified as black.) The hypodescent rule usually affects blacks, Asians , Native Americans, and Hispanics differently. Japan tends to use intrinsic racism, the belief that a perceived racial difference is reason enough to value one person more than another. Pure Japanese define themselves of the opposition toward others, who can be minority groups(burakumin), interracial Japanese, or anyone else who is “not us”
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2008 for the course ANTH 001 taught by Professor Allisonlee during the Spring '08 term at UC Riverside.

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