Please read Chp. 3 – Race & Ethnicity, posted related FYI websites, related PowerPoint Presentations on Race, Ethnicity, Racism, Immigration on the Course Homepage, and any other relevant information from the course homepage to address the following question:
a) What do you understand race and ethnicity to be?
b) Human societies, including our own, have used the demographic variables of race and ethnicity (and social class) to discriminate against whole groups of people. What do you understand prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping to be? Define and give examples.
c) What are the causes, consequences, and solutions to the social problem of racism (from a functional, conflict, and interactionism perspective)?
d) Now that the voters of the United States have elected our first President of color, do you think the issue of racism is moot in America?