Ireland And Mallicoat: Social Analysis

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Race, according to Ireland and Mallicoat is based upon skin color, the color and texture of ones hair, proportion of ones body, and physical features. This being said, there are three racial groups in correspondence with these feature; Caucasian, Negroid, and Monogoloid. According to the anthropologists and sociologists, they do not believe that these racial categories can identify who a person is. “Anthropologists and sociologists do not accept the strict biological definition of race. Because of intermarriage and evolution over time, it is virtually impossible to identify exclusive racial categories. (Ireland & Mallicoat, 2013)” J. Milton Yinger defines ethnic groups as perceived by others as different, group perceives itself as different, members participate in shared activities. Race is considered a social construct due to the label placed on them, imply some groups are inferior to others, implications for CJ data, diversity within racial and ethnic groups. This begins the concept that race is based upon their color, how they are dressed, male or female, the atmosphere surrounding them, etc. “Yinger argues that the critical categories for social analysis are the “socially visible ‘racial’ lines, based on beliefs about race and on …show more content…

“What if the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) calls the Graham household? Would their household be classified as “white” or “black”? What if one of their children were the victim of a robbery? Would the victimization survey record that as a “white” or “black” victimization? (Ireland & Mallicoat, 2013)” In addition to not being able to classify their correct race, it unfortunately does not give a correct percentage for the NCVS. This could also give certain races a bad rep because of it not being recorded with its proper

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