ECU SOCI 1010 - Terms & Dominant Privilege (2 pages)

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Benefits/Drawbacks of symbolic ethnicity, Terms/Definitions, Dominant Privilege


Lecture number:
5
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
East Carolina University
Course:
Soci 1010 - Race, Gender, Class
Edition:
1
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SOCI 1010 1nd Edition Lecture 5 Outline of Last Lecture I The House We Live In Video a Race being socially constructed b Illusionary but Real II Optional v Symbolic Ethnicity Outline of Current Lecture I Benefits v Drawbacks of having a symbolic ethnicity II The Big Idea III Terms Definitions IV Dominant Privilege Current Lecture I II III Benefits v Drawbacks of having a symbolic ethnicity a Benefits for the individual i Gives a sense of connection community ii Sets you apart from regular Americans makes you unique b Drawbacks for the individual i If your ethnicity doesn t affect your life on a daily basis you may think everyone else feels the same way may not be the case for all ethnic or racial categorizations ii You may not recognize that some groups may have a different struggle The Big Idea a While racial and ethnic categories are socially constructed they can still shape our interactions and experiences Terms Definitions These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute IV a Categories other than race and ethnicity i Minority Group v Dominant Group 1 Minority a category of people distinguished by physical or cultural trains who are socially disadvantaged 2 Dominant racial or ethnic category that is socially advantaged 3 These two things have NOTHING to do with numerical advantage 4 One is part of the dominant group if they don t experience the disadvantage ii Prejudice v Discrimination 1 Prejudice a rigid and irrational generalization about an entire category of people a Ex All white people like meatloaf 2 Discrimination treat people differently due to the category in which they belong a Only serving white people meatloaf 3 Prejudice is the IDEA whereas Discrimination is the ACTION iii Racism belief that a category of people in innately superior or inferior to another 1 Global understanding that certain categories are superior or inferior iv Individual



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