1. Explain the Dillingham Flaw and offer some examples.
Dillingham Flaw is deemed a new concept that defines a long existing
phenomenon of erroneous logic when people misconstrue and react to the presence of the
immigrants within them (Schaeffer, 2008). T
Question 7: Define discrimination, explaining and illustrating its several
Actions like attitude have varying levels of intensity. Because of this,
discrimination can be analyzed into five different stages; the first is verbal
expression, which ref
Question 3: Discuss ethnicity as a social process; apply the concepts of
assimilation and pluralism
An ethnic group is a social category of people sharing a common religion,
norms, practices, history and even language. People in the same ethnic groups
Question 8: Discuss the concept of group identity and its positive or
If a group is unable to participate fully in the society mainstream, it
develops its own identity. It serves as a source of strength and comfort or entry
Question 10: Discuss the divergent views about the three-generation
Three-generation hypothesis has been critically assessed and tested in
number of studies of religion-ethnic groups in Australia Canada and the United
States. Doctor Isajiw has
Question 9: Explain four of the factors that might determine the duration of
an ethnic-group identity.
Many factors are determinants of the duration of an ethnic group identity.
One is a cohesive ethnic community continuously revitalized by continuous
Question 11: Discuss the controversy surrounding bilingual education
Bilingual education is the act of teaching both in English and the native
language. This has been controversial throughout America. There are those that
believe that the schools that use
The Role of Culture
To develop student awareness of the differences in cultures and the role
they play when people of different cultures interact.
To provide students with an understanding of how the social stru
Discussion Board #1
The Study of Minorities
For this weeks discussion I have chosen the conflict theory approach. The
conflict theory has been seen throughout the world and we still see it today. Vincent
Parrillo explained, conflict theory, influen
Question 4: What do current immigration patterns indicate? Is immigration
a problem for native-born US residents?
The current immigration patterns indicate that the number of immigrants is
increasing every day in the United States. The immigrants are from
Question 5: What role does a negative self-image play in an individual's
views about his/her own race?
Negative self-image refers to the negative view of oneself in terms of
color, language or history of his own race, which is difficult to change. Negativ
Question 6: Suggest a metaphor for the racial and ethnic diversity and
history of the United States to replace the melting pot and salad bowl.
Explain how it represents the racial and ethnic story of the U.S.
From history, America has been referred to as
3. How do the functional and conflict perspectives approach the factors likely to
contribute to intergroup conflict?
The functionalist perspective describes the social gatherings by the totality of
their parts. Society operates as a whole just like equipm
2. How does the Thomas Theorem help us understand problems in intergroup
Questions have lingered with reference to the existence of actual reality. Thomas,
a psychologist is of the opinion that if an individual sees a situation to be real, it i
7. Define prejudice. What are some of its manifestations?
The proper description of prejudice is the definition advanced by Gordon Allport,
a popular psychologist from Harvard, who drafted the The Nature of Prejudice in the
year 1954 (University of North
4. Explain and illustrate the differences between cultural diffusion and cultural
Cultural diffusion describes the dissemination of culture and the aspects that are
attributed to it, like migration, trade and communications. Given the fact th
5. Discuss both sides of the culture-of-poverty controversy. What position do most
The initial description for the continuation of poverty maintains that among other
groups there is the presence of the culture that cultivates poverty gi
8. Discuss the importance of television in helping or hindering inter-group relations.
Interest and preferences on the effects presented to the actual world, dates back to the
inception of the media (Argo et al, 2011). In the course of history, the incept
Question 2: Discuss the term exploitation as it relates to a minority group
Exploitation in relation to the minority group refers to a situation where
someone treats the other in the society in a way that is unfair. This is with the aim
of making money fr
Question 1: Discuss the pros and cons of Affirmative Action.
Affirmative action taught in schools led to reduction of bullying and
discrimination. Children were the most affected in this case. Everyone should be
informed that no person is significant than
6. How do economic factors affect intergroup relations?
Intergroup relations are the description of the manner in which people in different
groups see, feel about and treat members of the other group (Hogg, 2006). The biggest
challenge of the human race i