www2.fiu.edu_~girardc_4700RACE.7

Swedesnative amsasians in same race 2 blood types new

This preview shows page 1 out of 1 page.

:Swedes,Native Ams,Asians in same race 2. Blood types : New Guineans & Germans in 1 race; Estonians & Japanese in other 3. 99% of human variation unaccounted for by race D. Superficial characteristics only: claims that race causes morality, intelligence, or behavior have no scientific basis and are a product of racism 1. The Bell CXrYe (Hernnstein) rejected by most of scientific community 2. Social factors could 100% explain group differences even if 90% IQ inherited a.Thomas Sowell (1978) “Race and IQ”: increase in immigrant group Scores the longer in the U.S.--acculturation & improved SES IV.Social and political significance of ³race´ A. No biological significance, but perceptions result in different treatment (discrimination) 1. W.I. Thomas: if myth is socially defined as true, then real in its consequences B.Racism has two levels: 1. Personal or overt: attributable to individuals a. prejudice (attitude): statements and beliefs: 1.negative, 2.rigid, 3.emotional 1. 1990 survey by Larry Bobo: Blacks/Hispanics seen as less intelligent b. discrimination: (act) favoritism not based on qualifications or performance 1. Hilary Silver¶s examination of federal workers fired in 1992: a.Blacks 16.6% of workers, but 39% of those fired b.Race better predictor than experience, discipline,performance ratings c.Hispanics no more likely to be fired than Anglos; Asians less likely 2.Jury Bias: Rand Corp. Study of civil jury trials in Chicago, 1965-1979: Black litigants less likely to win and receive less when winning 3.Racial steering:blacks shown housing in black areas by real estate agents 2. Structural: not individual but institutions;inertia in system from past discriminate a.not based on intentions, but unequal education, income, power, housing,etc. b.basis for Voting Rights Act of 1965 c. 2 criteria for attending univ: pay tuition, test scores; favored by family SES back to class notes index
Image of page 1
You've reached the end of this preview.
  • Fall '09
  • CHRISGIRARD
  • Discrimination, Human skin color, Voting Rights Act, Jury trial, nationality,language,religion B. Race

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern