Two competing notions of the melting pot.
Definitions of Types of Racism:
Race science emerges from the studies of botany and zoology.
Race was also seen as differences between nations/geographic areas.
Biological Racism- Rac
1. Discussion of McDermott essay White Racial and Ethnic Identity in the US
Shows hot multitude of ethnic and national-origin groups become a singular entity. Some
researchers suggest that all ethnic groups are bound to become a part of a large racial or
1. What is the culture of poverty?
Oscar Lewis sees it as a subculture that develops over time. It is a coping mechanism for
dealing with poverty over many generations of living in poverty. But this keeps people in
poverty and this sounds like one is blam
1. Discussion of Kao and Thompson article
Overview of literature on race/ethnic/immigrant differences in educational achievement
Big story is that theories that were developed to explain black-white differences are not
easily translated to
Review Sheet for Race and Ethnic Relations
1. How do most sociologists view race?
Sociologists are not in the business of linking social processes to biological differences.
They treat race as a social construction that varies across geographic and histor
1. What is 1st. 1.5. 2nd, 3rd generation?
1st- foreign born individual
1.5- foreign born individual who immigrated at a very early age to be considered
like 2nd generation
2nd- native-born individual with foreign born parents
3rd- native-born individual w
1. Whats the income ranking by race?
2. What are the SES differences between whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians?
3. Are current patterns of racial stratification due to class or race?
The jury is o
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1. What is symbolic racism?
The belief that racism is a thing of the past and that black should just work harder to
overcome disadvantage. There is also the belief that blacks make excessive demands for
2. Discussion of Quillians article
1. What is racism?
Principle of social domination in which a group is seen as inferior or different due to a
host of traits is oppressed, controlled, or exploited by dominant group.
2. What is laissez-faire racism?
Overt racist attitudes are not expressed
Ida B. Wells:
Founded a black womans club to help women fight vehement racism.
Chicago School and the Ecological Model:
A lot of social scientists drew heavily from the natural sciences. Used similar
o See some of this in the Park school of
There was a tension between two explanations Jews gave for their success. On one
hand, they claim that America is a great place where anyone can be successful. On the
other hand, they said that there was something special about their group.
Film- Race: the Power of Illusion (Part 3)
Racial markers mean nothing unless they are given meaning by social policy and
private actions. That makes race.
Charles Davenport a biologist said in 1911 that he was worried because he thought
MLK: can u appeal to peoples morality and have them to come to your side
Clip of Angela Davis: 4 black girls in church bombed in Birmingham Alabama.
Level of physical stress
Ture and Hamilton make an argument about middle-class Blacks and
Internal colonization on island, notions of authenticity. Does it mean you have to
be spacially located somewhere, does this make you less authentic
Hierarchies among Puerto Ricans themselves, terms of crossrace
Latinoness as a race
Cold war racial liberalism
Post ww11 racial discourse
Post war jap: how successfully will they integrate into society? Brings in
questions why were they excluded in the first place
Seen as a challenge to biological racialism
Promoted by federal govern
straight line assimilation said that ethnicity and race would decline in signficance,
however not really been the case
civil rights movement caught off guard many authors
continuing significance of race and ethnic relations but also conflict
anthropologists study more Latinos
sociologists study more African Americans
increased conflict in neighborhoods
desi: have origins in southasian continent
Lopez and Espiritu dont mention that there are advisors.
Optional ethnicity: how to different grou
What will be our frames of references, ethnicity or racism .
Browning of america discourse: mythical way of how race operates in latin
america, in LA have mixture
Latinos think that Black African Americans fixating on race. Latinos will help
country be l
documentary: latino interest not as same as black interest and Clinton represented
hope and optimism seen as opposite of culture of poverty (present time thinking)
self association of latinos that they are a hopeful people, hope gets asso
1. Discussion of Alan Goodmans essay Two Questions
Quotes Leroi and Sean Thomas who argues that we should build a race blind society and
says that they are both wrong. His essay is motivated by two questions:
Q. Is race a useful categorization to describe
1. What are evidences of assimilation?
SES attainment when groups reach parity. But this idea assumes that immigrants had
lower levels of education and income before entering the host society and this is not
always the case. We often have the image of the
1. Which states are most immigrants concentrated in?
Most are in California and New York; then Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Illinois
2. Is there a difference in educational attainment among native born and foreign born
The difference seems
ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL COGNITION
Stereotype Threat and the Intellectual Test Performance
of African Americans
Claude M. Steele
University of Texas, Austin
Stereotype threat is being at risk of confirming, as self-character