The relationship between prejudice and minority status is much like the chicken
and the egg dispute; it is difficult to definitively say which came first. Prejudice and
discrimination can be both the cause and the result of minority status. The ro
Exam 1 Responses
3. What does it mean to say, Gender becomes a social construction like race
when it is treated as an unchanging, fixed difference and then used to de(ny)
opportunity and equality to women?
This statement provides the argume
4) Discuss the similarities and differences between the Civil Rights movement and the
Black Power movements.
After centuries of extreme racial degradation and segregation, the African
American people began to seek political and social chang
7) Is the U.S. threatened by hispanization?
Immigration of Hispanics to the U.S. remains a controversial topic in America. It
is a difficult issue given the overwhelming rate at which this wave of immigration is
occurring. Furthermore, a co
Exam 2 Essay 3
3) How has globalization and deindustrialization transformed gender roles?
Globalization and deindustrialization have led to a transformation of gender roles.
Women have entirely new and different opportunities, as well as challenges today
Core Concept 1: As the US becomes increasingly diverse, we continue to face enormous problems in
Core Concept 2: A minority group has five defining characteristics: a pattern of disadvantage; visible
Core Concept 1: Assimilation is a process in which formerly distinct and separate groups come to share a
common culture and merge socially. Over time, differences between groups decrease.
Core Concept 2: Theoretical perspectives on assimilation inc
What constitutes a hate crime?
What's most often behind these attacks, and what are the implications for the future of American
-a sad fact of American history
-1007 known hate groups operating in the US
Media Journal 2
Race is and will likely always be a touchy subject in this country, given our
history of slavery, followed by decades of prejudice and discrimination. In January of this
year, America took one step
Media Journal 1: Hate Crimes
A little over a month ago posted on the front page of CNNs website was an
article about an attack committed in Texas titled, Feds: Knockout Attack Was A Hate
Crime. Authored by Joe Sterling and Josh Leve
What evidence is presented to suggest that affirmative action policies can help to "level
the playing field" and make up for past and present discrimination?
Do you think affirmative action policies are still needed today?