What is a minority group? Cite and explain the defining characteristics according to your book, paying special attention to “patterns of disability and disadvantage” and “visible characteristics.” By this definition, are women a minority group? Why or why not? How about left-handed people? Americans with disabilities? Gay and lesbian Americans? Could these groups be defined as minority groups? Justify your decision.
TWO PAGE REQUIREMENT- Describe the four theoretical perspectives involving stratification and inequality. Give me the four Theorists’ names and the theory that they believe in. Additionally, attach to each theory an example of its usage from the chapters we have read thus far. For example, what population has been affected by the power system and how? Include all elements of each theory from each of the four Theorists.
The following questions refer to the Student Learning Outcomes for the course.
ONE PAGE REQUIREMENT- Discuss the immigration experience as it relates to assimilation and pluralism, referring to Chapter 2 in your book. The following questions require a response no less than 20 sentences:
Thinking of the semester up until now, how have you had the opportunity to analyze diversity issues in everyday life both in class and outside of it? Elaborate on your answer.
Thinking of the semester up until now, what are your thoughts about your ability to identify the impact of cultural and ethnic differences on personal behaviors, values and tolerance? Since the beginning of the semester, have you experienced a change in your thoughts, opinions, and/or attitude regarding any of the issues or populations we have discussed?
Thinking of the semester up until now- You have researched additional forms of diversity during the Journal assignment, Interview assignment, the Paper Proposal assignment, and perhaps even for the Weekly Discussions. What are some of the significant findings from your specific research that you were previously unaware of and how has this benefitted you?