SOC 3125 Affirmative Action
1* Aggressive Equality: seek underrepresented groups as applicants, document that you are
not discriminating against them, statistical patterns part of the documentation
2* Preference at the Margin: among equally-qualified appl
SOC 3125 Standardized Test Scores
1* The major "race" difference is in standardized test scores
1* African Americans & Latinos on average score lower; Asians on average score higher 2* Major debates about whether this indicates ability or some sort of bia
SOC 3125 Resistance to Aggressive Equality
1* Burden of documenting 2* Concerns that "goals and timetables" become quotas in practice 3* "People skills" and "attitude" are hard to measure, are important in many jobs, and are
deeply affected by cultural si
SOC 3125 The End of Reconstruction
1* Compromise of 1876 ends Reconstruction to break election deadlock, elect Hayes. 2* Union army leaves the south, agreement to let southerners do what they will about race.
White southerners can vote again.
SOC 3125 Counter-Trends
1* Pockets of Black development 2* Black migration (cowboys; movements into cities) 3* Black schools, colleges 4* Black political movements 5* Too weak in this era to win, but set up the future (we will return to these)
SOC 3125 College Admission: Anti-AA Arguments
1* See admission to a selective college as an achievement "deserved" by those with highest
achievements, regardless of the level of parental support for those achievements
2* Stress individual vs. group disadv
SOC 3125 1990s 2000s 1* Conflicts in Asian American political & academic circles around Chinese/JapaneseAmerican dominance vs. needs of "new" immigrants 2* Only 3% of people in the "Asian American" category use it to describe themselves
3* 3rd+ Asian Amer
SOC 3125 Southeast Asians 1* Generally refugees
2* Generally poorer than voluntary immigrants 3* Immigrant generation generally much worse off than Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Indians 4* Post-traumatic stress syndrome & depression common 5* US-born childr
SOC 3125 Asian Americans: History Hawaii, Part 1 1* A kingdom of Polynesian people, recognized as a nation by the US.
2* 1830s-1890: Anglo-American planters take over much of the land, import many Asian
workers 3* Population becomes predominantly Asian 1*
SOC 3125 Consolidating the Racial State: US History 1860-1910 US History Overview
1* 1860-1865. US civil war (war between the states) 2* 1865 1920. Consolidation of the racial state.
1* Even more European immigration 2* Jim Crow segregation worsens condit
SOC 3125 Spanish-American War 1898 1* Puerto Rico, Philippines, Guam, Wake, become US possessions.
2* Independence wars raging against Spain become wars against US, take time to subdue,
especially in Philippines 3* Guam, Wake (1899), Samoa still US posses