Search the Internet for groups and organizations promoting racial equality

Search the Internet for groups and organizations promoting racial equality. Use the information from the textbooks and your web search to complete this assignment.

Identify one racial group from the list below:

African American

Asian American

Middle Eastern American

Hispanic American/Latino

Native American

Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper from one of the perspectives below:

A historian writing about the racial group in a book chapter

A news reporter writing a newspaper article or blog entry about the racial group

An individual member of the racial group, writing a personal letter to a friend who is not a member of that racial group

Answer the following questions:

What have been the experiences of this racial group throughout U.S. history?

What have been the political, social, and cultural issues and concerns throughout American history?

What legislation meant to constrain race within prejudicial boundaries was enacted? How did the various groups you researched fight this legislation?

What legislation meant to alleviate prejudicial boundaries has been enacted? How did the various groups you researched promote this legislation?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.




Assignment TWO


Answers need to be between 200-350 words.


In the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, the Supreme Court desegregated schools in the United States and deemed desegregated schools separate but unequal. Do you think the legislation was an appropriate reaction to segregation in schools? Do you think the legislation is still relevant? Explain your response.

Your textbooks say that according to sociologists, racial categories are misleading and are harmful ways to divide human groups. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?

Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic, racial, or national group, such as the Turkish killing of Armenians after World War I, the Nazis’ slaughter of 6 million European Jews during World War II, or the mass killings in Rwanda in 1994. Has genocide ever been practiced or condoned in the United States? Explain your response.

Select a historical event that influenced legislation regarding race. Do you feel the legislation was an appropriate reaction? Do you feel the legislation is still relevant?

Provide a summary of each of the following theories about race. Perform an internet search to find more information.

Structural-functional analysis: the importance of culture

Symbolic-interaction analysis: the personal meaning of race

Social-conflict analysis: the structure of inequality

  1. Here is something personal I wanted to bring up.  My grandfather was 95 years old when he passed away 5 years.  He still lived on his own, drove, took care of his house, etc.  Like I said he was 95 years old, he born in 1913.  When I would go to visit on Sundays he would love to watch Tiger Woods golf.  He would turn to me and say….watch that n*ger, he sure can golf.  When he got sick, we had to take him to the hospital in an ambulance my sister in law was the only family member at his house when the ambulance came. There was African American paramedic who was helping transfer him to the hospital.  Granddad was like, oh dear God…I have a N*ger transporting me.  By this time, my brother (who is WV State Policeman) was at his house.  He pulled the gentleman over to apologize for what Granddad was saying, and that Granddad was 95 years old.  The gentleman was very nice, he stated he understood because Granddad was sick and because of his age.


The reason why I brought this up…it is just like Paula Deen.  Should we as a society judge people because of their age and their upbringing?


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