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Still, many studies have shown that those from the north and west of Europeand Jews are generally in favorable positions, South Europeans and visible
minorities are generally in disadvantaged positions, and Aboriginal Peoples areat the bottom of the Canadian occupational hierarchy.Responses to Inequality!Belief 1: Inequality is inevitable and nothing has to be done about it.!Belief 2: Inequality is unjust and something should be done to reduce it.Socialist response: overthrow of capitalismReformist response: government redistribution of wealth to the poor (pensions,minimum-wage legislation, unemployment insurance).THINK ABOUT THE DECLINE IN GROWTH RATES IN DEVELOPEDWORLD AND PUBLIC DEBT.!Canada’s welfare policies trust free markets, giving priority to deficit reduction overreduction of inequality.
Thursday, September 29, 2016When two or more racial/ethnic groups come into contact, there are several patterns ofinteraction seen through history1.Genocide—the deliberate, systematic annihilation of an entire population—European settlement of North and South America resembles in some ways, agenocide. Estimates suggest between 40-80% of native population killedHolocaust- est. 6 million Jews died (2/3 in Europe)Armenians- about 1 million killed (1915)Rwanda 1990— about 1 million Tutsi minority killed2.Expulsion or population transfer—dominant group forces subordinate group toleave or move to designate areas— Japanese, German, Italian Internment camps during WW13.Slavery—technically legal in Canada until 18344.Colonialism-when a racial group from one society takes over and dominatesanother society5.Segregation- “refers to the physical separation of two groups in residence,workplace, social functions etc.—Ex. Blacks across Canada were prohibited from entering restaurants, hotels, andbarred from most professions, They were also placed in specific schools. This beganto change in the 1950sIn BC, Chinese, Japanese, could not practice law, pharmacy be elected to office, workin education, or civil serviceIn the 1920 and 30s Jews in Montreal and Toronto could not work in banking, policingand were barred from elite social clubs, beaches, resorts. Universities set limits (verylow) on the number of Jews admitted6.Acculturation—refers to learning the culture of a group different from the one onwhich a person was originally raised—E.g., learn the dominant language or culture either by choice or by force—Schools, Residential schools, French language laws in QuebecWhat is race?The very concept of race is inherently racist-Race is ideologically asserting that different groups are inherently unequal and thuscan be ranked in a hierarchy of superiority and inferiority-Race is often treated as if it were a matter of biology (often associated with skincolour or language)-—Race tends not to be a matter of biology or genetics but more like socialconstructions of categories that presumably have some underlying significanceRace:

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