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which came first, racism or slavery?
slavery was first b/c in the past, slavery was brought on by the need of labor. Race or racism was not the concern. Other forms of slavery were caused by the concept of the winners getting spoils(slaves) during the war. slavery was a tactic or an economic issue. then slavery was introduced and then later accepted and then justified by racism
what were the similarities in the treatment of Mexicans and Native Americans? what was the justification for it?
both were pushed off their land and were forced to let the colonies take over their land. The justification for this treatment is Manifest Destiny and Social Darwinism. Manifest Destiny is the preordained right to get all the land and expand Westward. Social Darwinism is dependent on natural selection which is based on a thought that certain physical differences create subordinates.
how were the first black settlers in the U.S. viewed and treated?
The first black settlers in the U.S. were viewed as equals and were not slaves. In fact, they had their own indentured servants. they could marry and have property.
laws initiated in 1660
to solidify the african slave trade-ideology
what changed the european's opinion toward the Native Americans?
They were helpers who showed them how to grow crops to survive. They were respected since they were allies in the war against the British and also in the Franco-American war. Then they were in the way of U.S. land and were then called savages. NOBLES->SAVAGES
what was the point of Origins of Multiculturalism article?
tension of ethnicity, idea of assimilation, stereotype, fear of involvement in govt, segregation in the treatment of native americans and mexicans while various groups retain ethnicity
feagin and feagin
prejudice discrimination hypothesis

prejudice-> discrimination
expansion of commodities
sugar and tobacco
what is the difference between ancient and modern slavery?
purpose of slaves differed: in ancient times, slavery was used for spoils in war as trophies, and in the modern times, slavery involved race and were used as property and materials.
how did the founding father's view the non-english colonists? what did they do in response to the immigrant tide?
Views on the non-english colonists: barbaric, rude, uncultured. Response: quotas, immigration laws, difficult to be naturalized b/c of distrust(of enemies)
what were the push and pull factors for european immmigration to the U.S. during the turn of the century?
Push: pop incr, lack of work
Pull: labor shortage, social services
black males have the right to vote
15th amendment
slavery was abolished
1864 under 13th
what was the main thrust/argument behind the feagin and feagin theories of discrimination?
institutional and interest

institutional theory: policies/procedures ends up favoring a certain group b/c of historical discrimination

interest theory: dominant group has a rational response to other groups trying to improve themselves; for a group to maintain its position of privilege & maintain their own interests

institutional-examining the historical feelings of aversion which seeks its way into policies
interest theory-dominant group has a rational response for maintaining its own boundary of privilege

prejudice-> discrimination

prejudice: attitude primarily based on physical characteristics; concept

discrimination: actions based on the attitude; variable to measure prejudice