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3.3.4Practice:How Does Racism Affect Society?PracticeSociologyPoints Possible:30Name:grace wintersteenDate:How Does Racism Affect Society?ASSIGNMENTReview: Before you complete the three steps of this assignment, review the three theoreticalframeworks of sociology as well as the three key terms from this lesson that are listed below.Three theoretical frameworks of sociology:Social-conflict approach: Also known as conflict theory, the social-conflict approach viewssociety as being composed of groups that compete for scarce resources. This approach uses amacro-level orientation, meaning that it looks at entire communities, cities, countries, and so on.Structural-functional approach: The structural-functional approach sees society as a complexsystem whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability. This approach also uses amacro-level orientation.Symbolic-interaction approach: The symbolic-interaction approach views society as a product ofthe everyday interactions of individuals and composed of symbols that people use to establishmeaning and communicate with one another. This approach uses a micro-level orientation.Key terms:Ethnicity: A shared identity based on cultural elements such as heritage, language, and religion.Race: A socially constructed group of people who share similar physical characteristics thatmembers of a society consider important and use to distinguish that group from other groups.Racism: Systematic mistreatment based on race, historically against people of color.(6 points)Answer the following questions about race and racism. If these questions look familiar, it'sbecause you first saw them at the beginning of this lesson. How did you answer them before?How have your answers changed? Use your study sheets to compare your answers.

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