Question 1. A parent observes her children borrowing from the clothing and music styles of many different cultures, and choosing their friends without regard to race. So when a survey taker calls and asks her if blacks "have a good a chance as whites" in society, and if African Americans are "better off" finding jobs than whites, she agrees with both statements. According to sociologists, what mistake is she making here? Describe/discuss.
Question 2. Suzie is white, but grew up with a few black friends and considers herself unprejudiced. She recently left for college, where she happens to sit with mainly white students for lunch, and while practicing their school spirit for an upcoming game, they worked together on a "Kill Those Indians!" sign (referring to Saturday's opposing team mascot). Compare and contrast the concepts of prejudice and racism by applying them to this example.
Question 3. Analyze why colorblindness should not be an ideal, according to sociologists, by identifying at least two negative consequences for society that result from colorblindness.
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