Part ii 4 explain and provide examples of how race

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Part II 4. Explain and provide examples of how “race” operates as a technology. Race and racial distinction has become an approach that is used by political powers to influence the manner in which resources are allocated in the society. Race has been used to manage populations. This is especially with regards to the government achieving its intended specific social goals and objectives. Such objectives may include social unity, and political coherence. In this regards, race is not only a source of social distinction, it is also a means of maintaining political harmony. From the above perspective, race is transformed into a causal factor and not a descriptive factor. As a causal factor, race is seen as facilitating and producing relationships among individuals who belong to different groups and political subjects. The above information essentially describes how race operates in a similar manner as technology. Just like technology, race can be seen as acting as a tool or equipment that can be used facilitate desired outcomes in relation production of the same outcomes. For technology to achieve its goal of facilitating production, it requires raw materials. For race, the materials can be different ethnicities and races, as well as political systems and strategies. Raw materials are usually transformed into
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PHILOSOPHY OF RACE 4 finished products and the products usually specific needs and wants. In regards to race, the political systems usually transform or use the raw materials/race through socio-political policies. The product include social unity, and political coherence. Therefore, in the same manner in which is used to arrive at specific outcomes, race is in juridico-political contexts to achieve desired political and social outcomes in the society. Part III 2. Define and discuss the Five Faces of Oppression. How does each face describe a particular aspect of injustice? Provide examples for each face and explain how the examples fit each face. In order to understand the five faces of oppression, it is important to understand the conception of justice. This is because the faces of oppression offer insights to particular injustices. The conception of justice is that it is facilitated by “ conditions necessary for the development and exercise of individual capacities and collective communication and cooperation ” as well as distribution of the same. Injustices within this conception of justice refers to oppression and domination as forms of disabling constraints. They transcend aspects such as division of labor, culture and decision making procedures. Oppression is not a term that many people in the United States love or choose to use when it comes to naming social injustices. However it is an integral category of political discourse. It is used in the evaluation of social structures and practices as exemplified by the five faces of oppression.
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