(There are 3 parts to this assignment each part needs a small paragraph discussing about each assignment.)
1.Sociological Approaches to Race, Ethnicity, and Gendersoc 1
What are the key differences between racial and ethnic groups?
What does it mean to say that race and ethnicity are social constructions? Address why it is important to consider race, ethnicity, and gender as social constructions. In your response, be sure to discuss the process of racialization, and how race and ethnicity have come to be identified as important social categories.
In what way is gender a social, rather than a biological concept? Do you see any differences in how gender is constructed, versus race and ethnicity?
2.The Power and Challenge of Diversity soc 1
watching the Race and Sex: What We Think (But Can’t Say) video, reviewing the data presented in Demographic Characteristics by Race, and completing ,(http://fod.infobase.com/p_ViewPlaylist.aspx?AssignmentID=CPKURK) answer each of the following questions in your initial post:
Discuss how the increasing diversity of the U.S. population can be an opportunity rather than a detriment. Reflect on the benefits of diversity, for individuals, for society, and for institutions like the workplace, the health care system, and the educational system.
Diversity can create challenges for society as well as opportunities. In your opinion, what social issue do you think is the most likely to cause hostility along racial, ethnic, or gender lines? Which sociological theory covered in Chapter 1 of the Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class text can help us understand why this issue occurs?
Describe how the social issue you have chosen above should be addressed. Reflect on whether potential solutions need to be micro-based (directed toward the individual) or macro-based (directed toward society as a whole), or perhaps a combination of both approaches.
3.Melting Pot or Salad Bowl? soc 2
For much of U.S. history, we have prided ourselves on being a so-called melting pot. The process by which different cultural groups are stirred into the pot and create a common culture is a form of assimilation. It is in contrast to the notion that the United States is a salad bowl, where individuals maintain elements of their cultural heritage, but mix with other individuals from diverse backgrounds to create one big salad. This idea of the salad bowl corresponds with the concept of pluralism.
Which metaphor—the salad or the melting pot—do you think best describes the United States historically?
Which metaphor do you think best describes our society today?
Is one pattern more beneficial for society than the other?