3April2008 - Fear of a Black Planet Trisha Rose: One of the...

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Fear of a Black Planet Trisha Rose: One of the first people to write about hip hop as a cultural phenomena Her work is one of the most influential in the role of hip hop Talks about how stereotypes can be translated into institutional discrimination . Institutional discrimination: instead of a person being the discriminator, it is an institution of society acting in such a way that a group of people are being discriminated against. Not necessarily people who work there, but the place itself as a whole. Examples of discrimination: gender, race, age, the handicapped. For example: 10 years ago, SBU had no ramps or automatic doors. Handicapped couldn’t take certain classes because of this. This is a simple for of institutional discrimination. Another example: Schools in poor places are worse off than schools in richer places. This is because property taxes. Proceeds from property taxes goes to fund the schools. Thus, poor towns have poor school.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course SOC 105 taught by Professor Michaelschwartz during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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