Race and Racism

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References: -Little, William (2013). Introduction to sociology: First Canadian edition. Rice University: Creative Commons Attribution. -Lee, Harper. (2006). To kill a mockingbird. New York :Harper Perennial Modern Classics. -Whittington-Walsh, F. (2018). Race and Racialization. Introduction to Society: Processes and Structure. Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Department of Sociology. Monday March 19, 2018.

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  • Town of Maycomb
  • The book "To Kill a Mockingbird" the story confronts the prejudice acts in the town of Maycomb. The town of Maycomb is located in Alabama. Harper Lee is the author of this novel, which was brought from his own childhood experiences.
  • She must be dumb because she has blonde hair
  • Race is the identifiable physical and genetic differences between different groups of people. (Whittington-Walsh). The concept of race has changed across cultures and different eras (Little). "Minority groups" is describing groups that are / or lacking power in society, regardless of their country origin or skin colour (Little).
  • He must be drunk if he's with a women like her...
  • Herbert Spencer adapted Charles Darwins evolution of the thoery "survival of the fittest". Compared to the human societies to animals. people change but societies however do no. Non-western societies according to Herbert Spencer are unable to evolve.
  • Look at those in-betweens, they don't belong anywhere.
  • Stereotypes are a widely held and oversimplified idea pf a group of people (Little). Stereotypes create a symbolic divide between what is seen as acceptable and non-acceptable (Whittington-Walsh). This creates an imaginary communities in the society (Whittington-Walsh).
  • There are several displays of prejudice acts in the town of Maycomb. The first example is when everyone thinks Raymond is a drunk just because he is married to a black mistress. Raymond liked how he lived but many could not believe he married an African American women.
  • Even the children of Maycomb were prejudice. Jem and the children were outside of the courtroom talking about the different backgrounds of various citizens, Jem mentioned that raymond has mixed children. Jem continued to say that "They don't belong anymore. Coloured folks wont have'em cause they're coloured, so they're just in-betweens, don't belong anywhere (Lee, 163)
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