Week10 - What kinds of answers did employers give Were they willing to discuss race 5 What was the significance of racial discrimination in

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Soc 108 Lecture: Wilson – Declining Significance 1. What does Wilson mean when he argues that the significance of race is declining? 2. During what periods did race matter more? 3. What determines life chances for African Americans today? 4. Do you see evidence in support of his argument? Reading: Wilson – Jobless Ghettos 1. What is joblessness? 2. Where is it concentrated? 3. What accounts for the decline in work? 1. Does their work support or contradict Wilson’s argument? Why or why not? 2. What did their study seek to find? 3. What kind of data did they use? 4.
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Unformatted text preview: What kinds of answers did employers give? Were they willing to discuss race? 5. What was the significance of racial discrimination in employment? Reading: Oliver & Shapiro 1. Why do the authors look at wealth to understand racial inequality? 2. What was the historical legacy of slavery on African Americans’ ability to gain economic independence? 3. In what practices did the Federal Housing Authority engage, which led to residential segregation and continued economic marginalization of African Americans? 4. What was the significance of access to mortgage money and the effect of redlining?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course SOC 108 taught by Professor Stawter during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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