SOC 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Sexual Reproduction, Comparative Anatomy, Bastion

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Soc 100 - lecture 8 - race and ethnicity. A brief history of race and racism in the west. Hierarchy based on race in the united states. Ethnic hierarchy: african american saying they are italian vs. white person saying they are. Biological theories of race share the following traits: The belief that race is real; it is found in the body. People of different races are different kinds of people with physical differences: they have different bodies, souls, and minds. Different racial groups could be placed on a hierarchy, i. e. some racial groups are superior to others. The problem with race is to be found and explained by the inadequacies of inferior racial groups. Racial groups do poorly on the economic, political and social systems because they lack what it takes to do well, not because they are the victims of prejudice and discrimination.

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