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CHAPTER 9 – Social Structure and Society
Assignment: Read chapter 9 – Sociology
101 by Jon Shepard
study of this chapter, you will be able to:
between the concepts of minority, race, and ethnicity.
patterns of racial and ethnic relations.
prejudice from discrimination
the different view of prejudice and discrimination taken by functionists,
conflict theorists, and symbolic interactionists.
relative to the white majority, the condition of minorities in the United
the increasing racial and ethnic diversity in America.
you think that both the pattern of assimilation and the pattern of conflict
accurately describe the state of racial relations between blacks and whites in America
today? State your position using terms and evidence from the text.
and contrast the functionalist and conflict perspective on prejudice and
discrimination. Is one a better explanation than the other? Are they
complementary? Defend your conclusion.
into account the past and present situation of African Americans in the United
States, construct a line of argument for or
against affirmative action. Be specific.