SOCL 151, PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY
CHAPTER NINE – INEQUALITIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY
Define the following terms: minority group, dominate group,
prejudice, discrimination, racism, scapegoat, race, selective and perception.
Identify the myths vs. reality of race.
Understand how prejudice is acquired.
Differentiate between institutional discrimination and individual discrimination.
Review the patterns of interaction between or among groups in society: genocide,
population transfer, internal colonialism, segregation, assimilation, and
Review the major theories on prejudice, psychological and sociological.
Review the issues regarding developing a multicultural society.
In 1965 an Australian remarked to the visiting American, “Wouldn't you have been better off not
to have let 'them
He was referring to the African American population in the USA as he
watched telecasts of race riots and civil unrest.
The question shows great ignorance of the
process of settling the U.S.
Blacks were not 'let' in; they were forced
in - a needed labor supply.
This same pattern was repeated with the Chinese, Japanese, and Mexicans.
pattern was that once the specific jobs were done the American citizens turned their co-workers
out, both literally and figuratively.
It appears the diversity we celebrate on one hand has
occurred unintentionally in some respect; we seem to resent diversity on the other hand when the
majority population's interests are challenged or endangered.
We value sharing, but we also
valued privacy and property protection.
We value diversity, but we also value conformity.
value equality, but we also value working and these are not always compatible dynamics.
We open our national doors, allow workers (immigrants) to see us, use our life, smell our
vitality; we take from them their labor, their money, and the parts of their culture that fancy us.
We demand both that they be like us and they stay unique.
The demands are confusing and often
The statistics in the text about income, education, health demonstrate the
consequences of our inconsistencies.
In spite of the tensions the identification of people as belonging to a specific racial or ethnic