Race & Ethnicity: Crash Course Sociology #34

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The Bamboozler : They better not say anything I disagree with, REEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Snowball Effect : racists at it again ;P

Rinku Seiker : Actually, I'm curious now. Since there have been reports where people are more likely to argue/disprove/disagree with facts or ideas if they were shared by women compared to men, is it possible that there are so many people who disagree with the information Nicole is stating in this video because she's a woman? Might the hostility towards the information being stated not only because of personal values for or against them, but also because of who the narrator is? What would the like-to-dislike ratio and content in the comment section be like if this video was narrated by Mike, Hank or John instead? 🤔

C. dogg : "minorities occupy a lower status in society" "in south afirca the white minority ruled the country" these are mutually exclusive.

MeowAlien にゃあエイリアン : Sigh, again, the comment section is a disappointment

Yule Averdean : Just a warning, all these people who are making arguments "race is not a social construct" did not get past the title of the video and have not considered or seen all the information presented in the video before repeating the same opinion they make in every other video related to this topic. *In summary, their opinions are uninformed and based only upon their own experiences which mean they have not considered all the perspective to give you any meaningful insight

Dol _ : I feel like I learned a lot, thank you Crash Course

GigaMan795 : If you can tell two groups of people appart, then they are different races.

Phyrexious : People who downvote right away are no true scientists. Ignorance is bliss to those who have preset idea's and are unwilling to learn new information. You would think a science channel like CrashCourse would have a better educated audience.

Jane Black : Wait-wait-wait, for what kind of purpose would you use race rather than ethnicity? And what's with the "self-identified" thing? If you want a sound definition (for whatever purposes), would you not rather make one which does not rely on people reporting what they think they are, but rather reporting what can be independently verified?

NarrowMullen : I'm sure that after the video on gender, the comment section for this video will be much more respectful and insightful.

freak gamer : "Gender is a social construct" Welp, I guess that its back for me to books if I want to really learn something.


Benjamin Wiegand : Woman are a minority lmao😂😂😂

Comrade Potato : Hold on now, Poles aren't Eastern Europeans. We are Central Europeans and we don't like being called Eastern Europeans.

Haby 2611 : We are all part of the human race and are from different ethnicities. Period.

SuperSmashyfication : Society is a racial construct.

Ralph White : Good video! and yet the comment section is what I imagine the 1st circle of hell to be

darkblood626 : Race is a socially constructed category? Tell that to Forensic anthropologists

M. Waheduzzaman Khan : RACE is a social construct. For Example, in US Society, a person of India and a person of China will be considered to be of the same race. But in Asia, they are definitely from different races. In Malaysia, Natives, Indians and Chinese are the three major races. But if one person from each group migrates to USA, they'll all be labeled as Asian. Similarly, in the USA a black person, a white person and a latino person are considered to be of different races. If they migrate to China, they'll all be called racially 'American'. That's why race is a social construct based on biological traits.

Random Complex : A lot of people here in the comments seem to have completely misunderstood the video to a surprising degree.

ibra s : I'm sure this comment section will be full of rational individuals debating with fact based arguments !!

BrotherWoody1 : Race isn't merely a made up sociological category but it's also a biological category where differences in races are proven in susceptibility to disease, for instance. Whether the Genome project will be corrective of these realities that plague entire races is dubious at best. Race realism requires that we deal with both the physical & mental differentiations as tested to determine a race's innate potentiality & actuality, which, is what sociology is all about, right? Distinguishing races by appearance is merely a shortcut to distinguishing races at a glance. However, we don't judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Nicole seems a little confused as to what constitutes a minority in a democratic polity. African Americans are a minority, LGBT are a minuscule minority but women are not a minority, they're the majority but are designated as a "Protected Class" that fits in nicely with Nicole's sex & gender theories too. As data driven as sociology claims it is, it's not very reassuring to see how this particular CC tends to ignore biological differences in race in favor of their radical feminist, social construction theories.

Silver Ion : So many dislikes for no reason other than wanting to believe your racism is not a social construct...

TheKatanaRama : "South African apartheid is an example of a white minority oppressing black south africans" "To be a minority a group must be in a position of disadvantage" Way to contradict yourself...

Gata Man : An abundance of dislikes because she's correct about race, surprised

Bob_Dole : The Vengabus is coming And everybody's jumping New York to San Fransisco An intercity disco The wheels of steel are turning And traffic lights are burning So if you like to party Get on and move your body.

Beau : Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell is a great read if you're interested in this sort of topic.

hermanessences : This lady is a creationist. She says that different races' income, education and incarceration are due to how they are being "perceived and treated", i.e. she denies that evolution actually makes people different over time (which thus make them behave in different ways, and give them different cognitive skills, etc)

Angel Lynn : Race is not real biologically the way we use to understand, it is a social construct based on historic/ institutional racism. Take this down and fix it .

PUNKISINTHEDETAILS : I thought Jackie Chan was the black belt of America?

10nth Man : Name me another mammal with a race classification. No no I'll wait...

goaliedude32 : Next video should be "Is it possible for non-whites to be "racist" towards whites" The answer is yes. Of course. But this kind of video is useful

Haby 2611 : As an English learner, it's very weird for me to hear the word race being used to describe ethnicity. In French, "race" is an extremely racist word.

LegendaryNinjaGamer : Isn't there only one race ? The human race ?

MustacheCat _ : Do you think you can make a crash course on the book Animal Farm ?!? I think many of us would appreciate it

Plaguewalkerful : I think yall are missing the point and trying to get mad.

Plasma - : There is more genetic variation between orangutans from different sides of the same jungle than there is in the entire human species. There are also no distinct gene pools of humans, there is a TON of overlap. There are no different biological races among humans, this is scientific fact.

Donny Sandley : Hmmmm 🤔 I always thought race was genetic and that there is always a difference in scull design

Peter Jaeger : Trash course sociology. Go make a bone marrow transplant with someone from a different race and tell then me how socially constructed your inevitable death was.

slumdogtrillionaire : Im selling: -popcorn buckets for $7 -candy bars for $1 -drinks for $1

Alex Franco : If you believe race is a real thing then you'll have to admit there being hundreds of human races just to be consistent. So this makes the concept pretty much useless

Patomaluco Bebado : there is only a human race

Robert Thornton : The concept of species is also social construct if you want to be 'tardy about it. Is this because it's becoming increasingly clear that there are major differences, including in intelligence, between groups that we have historically classified as races?

omegadan : Who honestly considers someone from Iran white, am I crazy or do people in other countries do this?

freesk8 : Race is genetic. Ethnicity is cultural. Much that goes by the title of Sociology is not science. Only a small percentage of the peer-reviewed scientific articles published as sociology either reach statistical significance or have results that are reproduced or reproducible by other scientists. Sociology is too often marred by political agenda. Remain skeptical and think for yourself.

o.b.g : This video actually wasn't too bad. Other than the definition of “minority" I found most of the video pretty agreeable unlike the past few videos.

Jacob Daugherty : Based on this definition of minority, wouldn't say Asian Americans or Jewish Americans not be considered minorities since on average they have higher incomes and better standards of living than White Americans? Would say poor Appalachian farmers be considered minorities because they are often set apart, have lower standards of living, lower income, and share a common culture that most other Americans do not share? I find this definition to be pretty flawed.

Bjørnar Iversen : Race and gender isn't social construct dumbass. -1

Lucas Marcolino : It's fun because here in Brazil, some people use the word ''moreno'' that means (less black than another person) that horrible word it has been using for a long period of time for both ethnic groups ( black and white). However, in The United States of America, nobody uses that word because you don't see anything less black than others. Do you understand?. if you are black but you have a clear skin they use that word ''moreno'' like I said before and in the USA either you're black or you're white.