Eth-125 Racial Diversity in Society Worksheet

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Racial Diversity in Society Worksheet Part I Complete the following using the MySocLab Social Explorer Map: Income Inequality by Race (located on the student website) as a reference: • Select 1 racial group from the list below: o African American o Asian American o Arab American o Hispanic American/Latino o White/Caucasian • Write a 150- to 300-word summary of the economic, social, and political standings of that group. Use additional resources if necessary, from the University Library or your textbooks. Provide citations for all the sources you use. o African Americans have come a long way in their economic, social, and political standing throughout the years. According to Schaefer (2012), the general economic picture for African Americans has been gradual improvement over the last 50 years, but this improvement is modest compared to whites. According to Schaefer (2012), black income has been increasing steadily, but so has the income for whites. Because of this, blacks are still making less than whites. Socially, African Americans tend to rely on family. According to Schaefer (2012), African Americans have strong kinship bonds, and are very much into religion. To the African American community, strong family bonds and church organizations are the sources of family strength. African Americans in Politics have always been a touchy subject for most voters. According to Schaefer (2012), locally elected Black officials find it difficult to make the jump to statewide office. Non-Black voters have trouble seeing Black politicians in office because they feel the views of non-Blacks will not be represented by an African American. Part II Answer the following in 50 to 150 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use. • What is racism? In what ways does racism affect diversity? o Racism is a doctrine that one race is superior
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