Racial Diversity in Society Worksheet

Racism, Prejudice, Race (human classification)

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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.

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?
According to "Oxford Dictionaries" (2013), "racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior”. Racism affects diversity in many ways, racism has no place in a society as diverse as ours. Racism diminishes the ability of a racial groups ability to expand and progress in the various aspects of business, education and etc.

Reference: Oxford Dictionaries. (2013). Retrieved from http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/racism

How do racial groups interact in contemporary America? Are interactions positive, negative, or neutral? Support your response using proper citations. Most racial groups interact very well in contemporary America by conversing and learning from each other with in small groups. Some of these interactions are positive, negative, and neutral, the main interactions that occur are negative. For example most white people, in rural areas, when walking down the street and there is a black black man behind them or walking past them will cross the street in order to avoid the possibility confrontation ("Social Sciene Computing...
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