SOC-S 335 RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (3 CR.)
Relations between racial and ethnic minority and majority groups; psychological, cultural, and structural theories of prejudice and discrimination; comparative analysis of diverse systems of intergroup relations.
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- COLL (CASE) Diversity in U.S.
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inq
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
- COLL (CASE) Diversity in U.S. credit
There are many reasons to be optimistic about racial relations in the United States today. Racial discrimination is outlawed, the majority of Americans believe that diversity strengthens our nation, we've had a black president, and today's youth are arguably the most open-minded generation to date. Yet America is more racially segregated today than at the end of the Civil War; in comparison to whites, most racial minorities are far more likely to receive an inferior education, lower pay, and heavier prison sentences. So how can we understand persistent racial inequality when many people today celebrate differences and claim that race no longer matters in a so-called colorblind society? To address these questions, this course will examine (1) how racial categories are invented and have changed in the U.S.; (2) how a range of structural factors-such as polices, labor market, housing, school, and the prison system- reproduce racial inequality; (3) how cultural representations such as mass media and micro-interactions create and recreate racial hierarchies and differences in everyday life; and (4) how race intersects with other systems of inequality to shape individuals' identity formation, family dynamics, and gender relations. We conclude the course by exploring the topic of social change, asking how a larger system of racial inequality both enables and constrains the process of resistance.