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Inequality course at Indiana University East
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In 200-300 words discuss the following question:
Is race a Biological fact, or race Socially Constructed?
The white population in the United States have ethnic identities, but their ethnicity became invisible and virtually disappeared as racism has evolved between 1400 and the present?
The racial term "African American" can refer to:
people whose ancestors came to the United States through the slave trade
What is the one defining feature of a minority group?
Lack of Power
Ethnicity describes shared:
Beliefs, Language, Religion, Culture
Which of the following is an example of a numerical majority being treated as a subordinate group?
lacks under apartheid in South Africa
The killing of Michael Brown in Missouri in 2014 and the racial tension that ensued is an example of the overlap between racial discrimination, the system of prejudice, and prevalence of institutional racism in modern America.
Discrimination and Prejudice in the United States based in race or ethnicity takes many forms, from unfair housing practices to biased hiring systems
Colorism is another kind of prejudice, in which someone believes one type of skin tone is superior or inferior to another within a racial group. Studies suggest that darker skinned African Americans experience more discrimination than lighter skinned African Americans.
The Ku Klux Klan is an example of a racist organization; its members' belief in white supremacy has encouraged over a century of hate crime and hate speech
In US society, individuals with lighter skin generally are accorded higher status than those with darer skin.
Race for white people is about everyone else, whiteness is invisible in this sense.
Ideas and stereotypes of Native Indians (Americans) as "savages" developed in the 16th century. This was then used by the Anglo Saxon Colonists to take over the land, exploit and marginalize the Native Population.
The system of inequality that developed between white and black during the heyday of slavery up to the American Civil War was essentially a "Caste system."
The Caste System in the United States of America was characterized by the following:
1. Intermarriage between whites and blacks were forbidden
2. Blacks could not vote
3. Blacks could not testify in court against whites
4. Black could not own firearms
5. Could not use abusive language against whites
6. Could not own property
7. Could not leave the plantation without permission
8. Could not make a will or inherit property
9. Could not be educated, or have anyone teach them to read or write
all of the above
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