Provide well-developed and thoughtful answers by utilizing your analytic, interpretive, and critical thinking skills. Connect your answers to the broader social structure, ideologies, power relationships, sociological terms/concepts/theories, and to broader society overall. When appropriate please add an example and/or quote from the textbook to explain your answer.
1 Provide a contemporary example of the continued existence of racial inequality in the United States. Explain.
2 How can comparing race relations in other countries help us better understand the social construction of race in the U.S.? Use the passage “Lessons from Other Societies: The Concept of Race in Brazil” (section 3.2).
3 Provide three instances of institutional discrimination. Expand on two examples from the textbook. Lastly, provide one personal experience, either direct or indirect, that articulates how the setting and widespread nature of institutional discrimination impacts group behaviors, as opposed to putting the blame squarely on individuals.
4 Describe what a structural approach to racial and ethnic inequality means in terms of our theoretical understand (3.6).
5 Summarize two policies or practices that could reduce racial and ethnic inequality in the United States.