The Meaning of Race
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The paper discusses how, according to Michael Omi and Howard Winant, races are not born, but instead are fashioned out of societal constructions, historical needs and personal assumptions about what constitutes identity. The paper explains Omi's and Winant's view that race is a matter of history, current society and how people see themselves and have been taught to see themselves. The paper discusses the authors' term 'racial formation,' and their analysis of race's intersection with society on a macro and micro level.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Omi, Michael & Howard Winant. Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1980s. New York: Routledge, 1986/1994.
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