9.12.05

Race as Class


Race as Class

Contexts, the magazine of the American Sociological Association is simply amazing. This edition, a special issue on race, includes a wonderful article by Herbert J. Gans on how one's racial make-up is directly linked to their class status in the United States.

My proud academic profession, Sociology, continues to amaze me everyday. This article, both insightful and provacative, sheds much light on how people view those they encounter in the social world. It provides a history of the status of "race" as a term and scapegoat for white people in the United States. It also shows how some "minorities" are models for Western society, and some are still and will forever be, oppressed.


Do yourself a favor, and read this article. YOU are the eyes of the world.

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