Sociology 2001 Chapter 7 notes

Sociology 2001 Chapter 7 notes - A culturally determined...

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Sociology 2001 Chapter 7 notes Race and Ethnicity Race Superiority A myth. The idea that one racial group is better than another. Damaging socially, can lead to negative outcomes for minorities. There are no "pure" races Race A biological characteristic. Individuals who share biologically transmitted traits that members of society deam as socially significant. An ascribed characteristic Can affect our ability to move up or down in society The effect of migration is very important Interracial births Ethnicity
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Unformatted text preview: A culturally determined concept Social Can belong to more than one category Can choose what we want to be apart of Majority/Minority groups Basis of gender, age, social classetc. MAJORITY group has the social power. In advantage MINORITY group does not have social power. In disadvantage Basis of status Not always based on race Minority group characteristics Have to have a distinctive identity Lack of resources in society (some level of disadvantage)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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