Presentation on theme: "Racism and Sexism: Then and Now. Racism- a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce."— Presentation transcript:
Racism- a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race Sexism- behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex
Racism: Then and Now Atlantic Slave Trade Slavery Fugitive Slave Act Jim Crow Laws Segregation- Brown v. Board of Ed Redlining/Gerrymandering Rodney King ‘Unforced segregation’
Sexism: Then and Now Roles for women at home- Domestic Roles for women in the workplace- low wage jobs Fighting for reform- abolition and voting rights Seneca Falls Convention 1920- 19 th Amendment Roles for women today
Are they problems? 1.Is the problem of racism in the US mostly a thing of the past? 2. Is sexism still present in today's society?