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1 NEW RACISM

2 New racism lecture outline Definitions New racism

3 Definitions -- outline Minority group Prejudice Discrimination Racism Institutional racism Cultural racism

4 definitions minority group a disadvantaged group

5 definitions prejudice preconceived opinions or attitudes held by members of one group toward another E.g., Joan believes that most drug dealers are black. She continues to hold this belief even though she read in the newspaper that more whites sell drugs than blacks. This attitude is an example of prejudice. Stereotyping Thinking in terms of fixed and inflexible categories such as believing that all Muslims are religious fundamentalists is known as stereotyping

6 definitions discrimination behavior that disqualifies members of one group from opportunities available to others E.g., Although Scott, an African American, was more qualified than Bernardo, a Hispanic American, Bernardo was hired instead of Scott because the owner believed that Hispanic Americans are harder workers than African Americans. Denying Scott the job is an example of discrimination

7 definitions Prejudice and discrimination are defining features of American society Irish, Italians, Chinese, and Jews, to name just a few, were all were subjected to prejudice and discrimination by those who were already established in the United States. Scapegoating Blaming immigrants for high unemployment rates is an example of scapegoating.

8 definitions racism prejudice based on socially significant physical distinctions

9 definitions institutional racism Patterns of discrimination based on ethnicity that have become structured into existing social institutions. As studies by David Wellman (1987) and Douglas Massey and Nancy Denton (1993) have shown, institutional racism persists, even though overt prejudice appears to be markedly reduced. E.g., Soo Young is a fashion model who has difficulty getting work in the international modeling industry because of an industry-wide bias against fashion models who appear to be of non-european ancestry and/or mixed race.

10 definitions cultural racism or new racism Racism based on cultural differences as opposed to scientific racism E.g., Believing that high rates of single-parent households among African Americans is because they do not value family.

11 Definitions -- outline Minority group Prejudice Discrimination Racism Institutional racism Cultural racism

12 New Racism lecture outline persistence of inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration covert discrimination existence of weaker prejudices Anglocentrism

13 New Racism lecture outline persistence of inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration covert discrimination existence of weaker prejudices Anglocentrism

14 persistence of inequality -- outline Education Income Wealth Poverty Inner-city poverty

15 --The educational level of Hispanics continues to lag behind that of whites and blacks in the United States. -- Hispanics have the lowest high-school graduation rate.

16 -- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the highest median household income. -- There are significant household income differences by race and ethnicity. -- In 2010, the household income of Asians was over twice that of Blacks. -- In 2006, Latino household income was 70 percent of white households.

17 Since the civil rights movement of the 1960s, increasing numbers of African Americans have joined the middle class by attaining a college education, professional occupations, and new homes.

18 Median Income by Educational Attainment and Race/Ethnicity, 2001, 25 years and older, year-round, full-time Race Bachelor's Master's Professional Black $40,406 $47,059 $70,663 Hispanic $39,410 $50,463 $68,382 Non- Hispanic White $47,524 $57,132 $93,036 Even when controlling for level of education, non-hispanic whites make more than blacks or Hispanics.

19 Median Net Worth, 2007 Wealth differences by race is much greater than differences by income.

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21 Inner-city poverty Blacks are much more likely than whites to live in poverty and be socially isolated from good schools and economic opportunity. Class disadvantage is just as significant as race disadvantage for blacks (William Julius Wilson) William Julius Wilson argued that race has declined in its significance for blacks, especially with respect to economic disadvantages for the poorest segment of the community.

22 Inner-city poverty Residential segregation In American Apartheid (1993), Douglas Massey and Nancy A. Denton argue that the history of racial segregation is responsible for the perpetuation of black poverty and the continued polarization of black and white people.

23 persistence of inequality -- outline Education Income Wealth Poverty Inner-city poverty

24 New Racism lecture outline persistence of inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration covert discrimination existence of weaker prejudices Anglocentrism

25 whites believe in equal opportunity and integration whites tend to see less inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration at least in theory decline in prejudice

26 See less inequality Whites tend to see less inequality.

27 whites believe in equal opportunity and integration whites tend to see less inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration at least in theory decline in prejudice

28 Blacks should not attend separate schools, percent whites Whites overwhelming oppose segregated schools.

29 percent of whites believing that whites should receive preference to blacks in access to jobs Whites overwhelming oppose giving preference to whites in access to jobs.

30 whites believe in equal opportunity and integration whites tend to see less inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration at least in theory decline in prejudice

31 New Racism lecture outline persistence of inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration covert discrimination existence of weaker prejudices Anglocentrism

32 opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration denial of racism against affirmative action against forced integration colorblind racism

33 Whites see less discrimination than blacks. O

34 opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration denial of racism against affirmative action against forced integration colorblind racism

35 Proposition 209, % 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% Yes No 20% 10% 0% White Black Latino Asian All SEC. 31. (a) The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting. Most whites supported Proposition 209.

36 UC Berkeley The implementation of Proposition 209 caused a significant drop in black and Hispanic freshman enrollment at UC Berkeley.

37 opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration denial of racism against affirmative action against forced integration colorblind racism

38 Race in American Public Schools. Erica Frankenberg and Chungmei Lee (2002) SCHOOL SEGREGATION

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40 Schools have become more segregated since the late 1980s.

41 opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration denial of racism against affirmative action against forced integration colorblind racism

42 Proposition 54 (defeated) Effective January 1, 2005, prohibits state, local governments from using race, ethnicity, color or national origin to classify current or prospective students, contractors, or employees in public education, contracting or employment operations. Does not prohibit classification by sex. Prohibition also covers persons subject to other operations of government unless Legislature finds compelling state interest, authorizes by twothirds of each house, and Governor approves. "Classifying" defined as separating, sorting, or organizing persons or personal data. Exemptions include: law enforcement descriptions; prisoner and undercover assignments; action taken to maintain federal funding. Colorblind racism refers to the ignoring of race to perpetuate white domination.

43 opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration denial of racism against affirmative action against forced integration colorblind racism

44 New Racism lecture outline persistence of inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration covert discrimination existence of weaker prejudices Anglocentrism

45 Covert discrimination -- outline Job discrimination Housing discrimination

46 Discrimination in a Low-Wage Labor Market: A Field Experiment, Devah Pager, Bruce Western, and Bart Bonikowski (October 2009)

47 White felons are more likely to receive a positive response in the low-wage job market than black or Hispanic non-felons.

48 Covert discrimination -- outline Job discrimination Housing discrimination

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50 2000 rental market audit studies found that blacks and Hispanics were treated more unfavorably than whites.

51 2000 sales market audit studies found that blacks, Hispanics, and Asians were treated more unfavorably than whites.

52 Covert discrimination -- outline Job discrimination Housing discrimination

53 New Racism lecture outline persistence of inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration covert discrimination existence of weaker prejudices Anglocentrism

54 existence of weaker prejudices Statement rating method Implicit Association Test Police officer s dilemma Social distance scale

55 percent of whites rating blacks less favorably than whites prefer to live off welfare lazier more violence prone percent less intelligent Whites tend to rate themselves more favorably than blacks.

56 existence of weaker prejudices Statement rating method Implicit Association Test Police officer s dilemma Social distance scale

57 Implicit association test

58 The IAT test shows that most people have a preference for European American over African American

59 existence of weaker prejudices Statement rating method Implicit Association Test Police officer s dilemma Social distance scale

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64 Participants reacted the quickest to black armed targets. Participants make the fewest errors when shooting a black armed target.

65 existence of weaker prejudices Statement rating method Implicit Association Test Police officer s dilemma Social distance scale

66 We want to be closest to whites.

67 WHAT MAKES YOU CLICK? MATE PREFERENCES AND MATCHING OUTCOMES IN ONLINE DATING February 2006

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69 existence of weaker prejudices Statement rating method Implicit Association Test Police officer s dilemma Social distance scale

70 New Racism lecture outline persistence of inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration covert discrimination existence of weaker prejudices Anglocentrism

71 We prefer Anglo characteristics.

72 Which accent do you think is sexier?

73 Many nonwhites internalize the European beauty ideal.

74 New Racism lecture outline persistence of inequality whites believe in equal opportunity and integration opposes state-imposed measures to create racial equality or racial integration covert discrimination existence of weaker prejudices Anglocentrism

75 New racism lecture outline Definitions New racism

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