essay - Alison Claire Burnette Sociology 101 Chapter 11...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Alison Claire Burnette Sociology 101 Chapter 11 – Essay 1. According to our textbook, “pluralism is a state in which people of all races and ethnicities are distinct but have equal social standing” (pg. 315). So, basically, pluralism allows minorities to keep their own cultural patterns without pressure from the majority to change. Unfortunately, “the United States is not truly pluralistic” (pg. 315). The first reason is because most people don’t necessarily choose to live with others of their same category. Also, we have limited tolerance for social diversity. Lastly, “people of various colors and cultures do not have equal social standing” (pg. 315). In a process of assimilation, most minorities tend to adopt the cultural patterns established by the dominant group. By doing this, minorities can achieve upward social mobility and “escape the prejudice and discrimination directed against more visible foreigners” (pg. 315). Minorities can achieve assimilation through a change of style,
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 06/29/2009 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Anysoc101class during the Spring '08 term at Alabama.

Page1 / 2

essay - Alison Claire Burnette Sociology 101 Chapter 11...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online