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Race and Ethnicity midterm
Terms in this set (24)
improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics
the belief that "one drop" of black blood makes a person black, a concept that evolved from U.S. laws forbidding miscegenation
the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.
cannot insult turkey or anything revolving the government
an ethnic identity that emphasizes concerns such as ethnic food or political issues rather than deeper ties to one's ethnic heritage
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
the belief in the inherent superiority of one's own group and culture
Ideal Culture vs. Real Culture
ideal= what people want it to be like
real= what it really is like
a condition or system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist.
a belief that things have a set of characteristics which make them what they are
pride in one's country
a system of racial classification in which children of mixed parentage acquire the social and racial status of the parent whose social and racial status is lower
the belief that one type of skin tone is superior or inferior to another within a racial group
involves an action, acting on one's prejudices
Father of American Anthropology
what causes differences in skin color?
the amount of melanin, geographical location
Positive and negative for Holocaust denial illegal
Positive: We can heal from the mistakes, we can learn from it, have repercussions for people who committed crimes
negatives: Free speech, become like turkey and article 301
Explain and examples of Cultural, biological and structural assimilation
Cultural- 2 groups come together, assimilate to religion.
Biological- Photosynthesis, carbon dioxide and water form an organic molecule
Structural- where ethnic groups gain access, like working as law enforcement
Explain Debate of Confederate monument
Nostalgia or Supremacy?
memorial vs monument?
10 stages of genocide
4 reasons for the endurance of scientific racialism
1. Naturalistic Explanation
2. Biological Explanation
3. Social Problems
4. Biological inferiority
social capital and related to race?
the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively. Race can either unite or destroy
China and race
in 1920 they wanted racial exclusiveness, original purity and generic foundation?
Essay Question: Theoretical Race, Practical Race, and how they are developed
Theoretical race is biological, no realities that come from race and ethnicity, no agreement on technical definition of species, distinguish essentialist species over normalist ones
Practical race is social, the word race was talked about as Negros. negro was an african race, highlights the black and white distinction, enforce a color line
developed from wanting to be different from the slaves that were released. keep a seperation,
theortical race makes it easy to explain race and biological differences, its all kind of a jumbled mess
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