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Sickle-cell trait is commonly used as evidence that race is a product of genetics. What is the problem with this common assumption?
Sickle-cell trait is actually related to geography.
According to Feagin's review of white popular opinion, as acceptance of racial integration has increased among white Americans,...
they have become less accepting of governmental policies to enforce integration
According to Adams and Bettis ("Commanding the Room in Short Skirts"), cheerleading was primarily a masculine pursuit up until ______________, when girls came to prominence in cheerleading for the first time.
World War II
Genetically speaking, two people of the "same" race are actually more different from each other than they are from people of "different" races. Evidence cited in the film "Race: The Power of an Illusion" included:
85% of genetic differences are between any two individuals of the same group
What sociologist Joe Feagin calls the "pyramiding effect" refers to
the fact that even small interpersonal slights and insults can build to where they really make a difference.
In the film "Race: The Power of an Illusion," we learned about the "extinction thesis" advanced by Hoffmann, which stated that, in contrast to modern notions of black physical superiority, blacks were so physically inferior, they were due to go extinct as a race. What enormous flaw did this thesis have?
It ignored the fact that a much higher percentage of blacks suffered high poverty, lack of education, poor housing and poor medical care.
The sociological significance of gender is that...
gender provides important social statuses and roles.
Differences in cultural expectations about proper male and female behavior are known as...
Among college graduates in 2014, the gender gap in pay was ________________ than it was among the whole population.
Geneticists agree that...
Nothing is a function of your genetics.
Gender vs Gender Role
Gender: Cultural ideas about what it means to be masculine/feminine.
Gender Role: Differences in how male and female people are expected to behave.