Questions, Reading 7, Glazer

Questions, Reading 7, Glazer - their race, color, and...

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Alea Roach 10-10-04 TA Stephanie Farrar Discussion Questions on “The Emergence of an American Ethnic Pattern” by Nathan Glazer 1) In the third paragraph of Glazer’s argument, he says, “Paradoxically, we then began an extensive effort to record the race, color, and (some) national origins of just about every student and employee and recipient of government benefits or services in the nation; to require public and private employers to undertake action to benefit given groups; and school systems to assign their children on the basis of
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Unformatted text preview: their race, color, and (some) national origins. In this quote, is Glazer referring to affirmative action, or something else? 2) On page 90, Glazer talks about the Ku Klux Klan being anti-Catholic as well as anti-black. What exactly did the Klan stand for? Who was in the Klan? What were they opposed to, and what were they for? It seems interesting to me that they can discriminate based on many different things, which probably exclude much of the worlds population....
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