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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about race and ethnicity in sociology for a standard sociology course. Topics covered include:
- White privilege vs. class privilege
- Definition of environmental racism and classism
- Overview of gender, class, and race in the U.S.
1. Class Privilege vs. White Privilege
White privilege and class privilege are two concepts that are easy to confuse. They have a lot in common, but there are some key differences. This lesson will examine those differences, as well as how the two intersect.
2. Environmental Classism & Racism: Definition & Examples
What is environmental classism & racism? This lesson defines these concepts and teaches you about three famous examples of both using the Navajo Nation, a Chicago neighborhood, and Flint, Michigan.
3. Race, Class and Gender in the United States: Summary
In this lesson, we'll talk about how sociologists understand the common categories of race, class, and gender. We will examine how sociologists define these categories and how they inform inequality in the United States.
4. Color Blind Racism: Definition, Theory & Examples
In this lesson, we'll talk about a theory known as colorblind racism, which resists seeing racism as a continuing problem or one that is deeply rooted in our society. Colorblindness prevents us from seeing how much racial inequality remains.
5. Color Blind Society: Definition, Pros & Cons
The concept of a color blind society was created in an effort to end racism, and there are pros and cons to this ideology. Learn the definition of a color blind society, as well as the benefits and pitfalls of handling race in this manner.
6. Symbolic Ethnicity: Definition & Examples
Just because a person does not conform to the beliefs or values of their ethnic background does not meant that they don't take pride in their ethnic identity. Learn the definition of symbolic ethnicity and review a few examples of this concept in this lesson.
7. Racial Threat Theory: Definition & Examples
Racial issues are still an important topic in American society. In this lesson, we are going to explore one of the dominant theories explaining racial inequality in the United States and see what evidence supports it.
8. Biocultural Anthropology: Definition & Examples
This lesson introduces the field of biocultural anthropology, a research focus at the nexus of biological anthropology and cultural anthropology. Within, we explain what this field actually is and some of the topics these anthropologists explore.
9. Ethnomedicine: Definition & Examples
This lesson is going to define for you a concept known as ethnomedicine. You'll then be presented with a list of numerous examples of ethnomedicine and ethnomedical techniques.
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