Ethnic Studies Exam 3

intelligent design – View that life is so complex that it must have been created by a higher intelligence.
Longhouse – A long narrow single room house often occupied by the Iroquois.
The Great Migration – •Was the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1910 and 1970.
• In the south, African Americans were facing discrimination, segregation, and lynching and decided to move North and West for a better life only to encounter more segregation and discrimination.
• Revealing that black were looking the main chance and were in a constant quest to improve their situation, as many people were, by moving out from the south.
What are the strengths of African/Black American families? – strong kinship bonds
work achievment
religious
adaptability of family roles
All of the following statements are true regarding the Wheeler-Howard Act EXCEPT: – It was a movement toward a more pluralistic society
The Indian Reorganization Act forced the tribal people to adopt the European way of – voting and election of leaders.
Indian-Spanish Relations – They were interested in the Americas because of the gold and riches. They were believed in Christianity/Catholicism. The created the "Mission System" in the Southwest and it was forced religious conversations to Catholicism. After 10 years of forced conversion, 10 years later that would have full citizenship. The forced policy was assimilation/conversion.
Whren v. U.S – Courts held in Whren that police officers are free to use minor traffic violations as an excuse to stop motorists for drug investigations. Petitioners in Whren argued that allowing police to use such broad discretion would inevitably have racially discriminatory undertones
Nation – Group of people with shared cultural values
What % of jobs created in the Maquiladoras in the 1990s vanished by 2003 and where did they go? – 90% went to China
Immigration act of 1965 – -Eliminated national origin quotas, provided 170,000 visas annually to people from the Eastern Hemisphere and 120,000 to people from the western hemisphere, and “exempted from the quotas immediate family members of people already in the US.” The act was preceded by growing racial and ethnic tolerance, the rise of the civil rights movement, general economic prosperity, and the election of Lyndon Johnson.
-The significance of the act can be seen through the effect that race was an unacceptable criteria in US immigration discourse and policy.
Incarceration Bars Men Physically From: – voting, jobs, housing, education, social benefits, serving on jury
Normative Approach – The view that prejudice is influenced by societal norms and situations that encourage or discourage the tolerance of minorities
The amalgamation theory refers to the functioning within a society of racial or ethnic minority-group members who lack any marked cultural, social, or personal differences from the people of the majority group. – True
Quebecois – french speaking / have reasserted identity since 1960s / 1/4 of Canada's pop. and wealth / many want to become own nation (SEPARATISM) b/c say have nat. resources and economic structure necessary / Bloc Quebecois leads political movement for separatism
Immigration act of 1965 – -Eliminated national origin quotas, provided 170,000 visas annually to people from the Eastern Hemisphere and 120,000 to people from the western hemisphere, and "exempted from the quotas immediate family members of people already in the US." The act was preceded by growing racial and ethnic tolerance, the rise of the civil rights movement, general economic prosperity, and the election of Lyndon Johnson.
-The significance of the act can be seen through the effect that race was an unacceptable criteria in US immigration discourse and policy.
intelligent design – View that life is so complex that it must have been created by a higher intelligence.
compulsory heterosexuality – normalization and privilege of heterosexuality on the personal, institutional, and societal levels
The extension of racial meaning to a previously racially unclassified group is an example of – racialization.
Cultural Racism – Can be defined as societal beliefs and customs that promote the assumption that the products of a given culture are superior to those of other cultures
Oral History – a story that tells the knowledge of one's history, origin, and culture. 2 types of narratives: master and counter narratives, oral histories being counter narratives
crow clan: aunt or uncle offers the child three p's: – 1. praise
2. prayer
3. protection

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