Appendix E University of Phoenix

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Appendix E

Part I

Define the following terms:

|Term |Definition | |Racial formation | | | |an analytical tool in sociology, developed by Michael Omi and Howard Winant, which is used to look | | |at race as a socially constructed identity, where the content and importance of racial categories | | |is determined by social, economic, and political forces | |Segregation |refers to setting apart or separating things or people | |De jure segregation |segregation that is imposed by law | |Pluralism |is used, often in different ways, across a wide range of topics to denote a diversity of views, and| | |stands in opposition to one single approach or method of interpretation | |Assimilation |"to render similar" |

Part II

Answer the following questions in 150 to 350 words each:

• Throughout most of U.S. history in most locations, what race has been the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group?

The white race has been the majority throughout most of U.S. history in most locations. The common ancestral background of most members of this group is European. The white race has been the overpowering race in most locations. They have been in control and continue to try to control the racial grounds. They used slavery to try and hold...
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