Haneline assignment 5 week 6

Haneline assignment 5 week 6 - SOC 100 Online Principles of...

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SOC 100 Online: Principles of Sociology Week 6 Assignment For each of the following questions, use examples from each of the readings and/or videos whenever possible to support your answers. Whenever you are asked to give an example, you need to provide your own example; examples discussed in the book will not be accepted. 1. (a) What is race? What is ethnicity? How are these two concepts similar and/or different? (b) Is race biological, or is race socially constructed? Be sure to provide some explanation for your answer. Answers should be approximately 1 paragraph (2 points) Currently, the term “race” is usually meant as the physical characteristics someone has, such as skin color or facial structure. Ethnicity is shared culture (practices, values, beliefs of a group). Race as we know it is socially constructed. There are people who consider themselves “white” and have more of a pigment in their skin than those who consider themselves “black.” There have also been many changing names for racial categories throughout history. A person born in Africa to two “white” parents who one day becomes a U.S. citizen could be considered an “African American,” but we usually assume the term African American refers to people with dark skin. 2. What is symbolic racism? How does symbolic racism differ from racism in general? Answer these questions, and provide an example of both racism and symbolic racism. Answers should be approximately a few sentences (2 points) Symbolic racism is the idea that a minority group doesn’t follow the same kind of American values as white people do. Racism in general is the belief that a racial group is better than others.
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