Weber's View Of Race Summary

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The author of this chapter is Ann Morning who is an American sociologist that focuses on race. Ann traveled around the Northeast of the United States to interview many professors that study biology and anthropology to try and discover how different people understand the concept of race. Something she noticed was that professors would often speak uses phrases like ”me” or “my” when making a case for their views. Her research showed her that almost every different professor had a different view of race and how it connects to ethnicity. Most of the contemporary scientists have ideas that are so different they cover a really large spectrum even when all of them are viewing the same data. According to Ann, she developed
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DuBois also wanted it to be recognized that high unemployment among blacks was not because they were lazy it was because whites did not want to employ them.
(PP. 241,242)

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Most contemporary sociologists agree with Weber’s view of ethnicity

Most contemporary sociologists also favor DuBois’ position

The reason why most contemporary sociologists will disregard Weber’s view of race is because most contemporary sociologists think we may even have a subjective perception of biological similarity.

(P. 242)

Slide 7

Historically race has mattered more to people than ethnicity did

Ethnic groups face discrimination as well but they do not not experience it to the degree that race does

Racial categories are basically given to people while ethnic groups are usually chosen by people for themselves (although it wasn’t always this way)

(P. 242)

Slide 8

The textbook mentions a lot that many different sociologists find that they see race and ethnicity overlap in many places which makes the differences between the two so hard to
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By definition, the two are very similar and even in some places they are treated the same. One thing that stands true is that race has become something that has social consequences which I think ethnicity does not experience even half
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