Karl Spitzweg, "The Bookworm,"























Life Span & Introduction to Sociology

Section 12: Pejorative "isms"and Discrimination in Society: Racism, Sexism, and Ageism


Macionis, Society: The Basics, Chapter 10 and chapter 11
Peggy McIntosh, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”
Robert Jensen, "White Privilege Shapes the U.S." and "More thoughts on why the system of white privilege is wrong".

Lisa Wade and Gwen Sharp, "flesh-toned"
Gwen Sharp, "Children's AttitudesToward Skin Color"- View the CNN Report
Gwen Sharp, "Children's Perceptions of Race and Friendship" - View the Anderson Cooper Report

Lisa Wade, "Gender and the Body Language of Power"
Lisa Wade, "My Two Cents on Feminism and Miley Cyrus"
Hilary Levey Friedman, "Soccer Isn't for Girly-Girls? How Parents Pick the Sports Their Daughters Play" (The Atlantic, August 6, 2013)
Philip Cohen, "The Banal, Insidious Sexism of Smurfette" (The Atlantic, August 9, 2013)

View the following brief interview:

Dustin Hoffman: The Making of the Movie Tootsie


Visit the following Web Sites:

Virtual Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
Race: The Power of an Illusion
Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance
Visualizing Otherness: Nazi and other use of visual representation
Visualizing Otherness in America: Racist and Discriminatory Views of Afro-Americans in Popular Culture
Whiteness Studies: Deconstructing (the) Race
Southern Poverty Law Center: Hate Map and Hatewatch Blog

Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance
Stereoypes of the Irish
Stereotypes of Jewish People
Stereotypes of East Asians in the US
Old 'Yellow Peril' Anti-Chinese Posters

Hate on the Web:
The White Aryan Resistence
The Ku Klux Klan

Videos in Class

"Ethnic Notions"
"Mothers of Hate"
"The Color of Fear"