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SOC 308 WEEK 1 DQ 1 CONSTRUCTING RACE (ASH)
Constructing Race. Review the PBS website RACE – The Power of an Illusionas you prepare for this discussion. This site offers many examples of how the science of human difference contradicts ordinary ideas of race.
As we see in the readings and in this website, race is socially constructed, a system of thought and human behavior not directly based on nature, instead resulting from social ideas and practices. In other words, race exists because people believe it is real and important.
Please respond to the following:
a. How has race been constructed in the United States?
b. Provide a specific example of how race continues to be socially constructed.
c. What groups are harmed, and benefit, from these constructions of race?
SOC 308 WEEK 1 DQ 2 IMPLICATIONS OF ANGLO DOMINANCE IN THE UNITED STATES (ASH)
Since the European settlement of North America, white, Anglo Americans have dominated the political landscape. Define, in your own words, Anglo dominance and describe how Anglos built and have maintained said dominant system. Assess whether or not Anglos will continue to dominate the political landscape in the United States and what changes are necessary to establish a more equitable sharing of power.
SOC 308 WEEK 2 DQ 1 LEGACY OF SLAVERY (ASH)
Dr. King’s famous speech envisions a future in which the racial distinction established by slavery and segregation is no more. Evaluate the ways in which the legacy of slavery has prevented the United States from building a more just society, supporting your evaluation with the textbook and additional sources.
Define what Dr. King’s refrain, “free at last,” looks like to you and how our society will need to change in order to achieve...