There are 3 parts to this assignment each part needs a
small paragraph discussing about each assignment.)
Impact of Residential Segregationsoc 5
Consider how the issues discussed in this
unit’s reading are related to the overall impact of race-based,
ethnicity-based, and class-based interaction patterns in our society.
For this discussion, answer the following
·(Chapter 21 in Rethinking the Color Line),
Douglas S. Massey highlights the persistence of residential segregation in
American society. What does Massey mean when he states that “barriers to
spatial mobility are barriers to social mobility” (p. 159)?
·How are patterns of segregation different
for different minority groups? What are the consequences of these patterns for
segregated communities and groups and for society as a whole? Discuss these
patterns and suggest potential solutions to reduce residential segregation of
minority communities. Relate
your response to Chapter 21 in Rethinking the Color Line or to Chapters
5–7 in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class.
D. S. (2012). “Residential segregation and neighborhood conditions in U.S.
metropolitan areas.” In Rethinking the color line: Reading in race and
ethnicity (pp. 158–175). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Institutional Discrimination soc 5
Select one of the news reports presented in this unit’s
interactive Institutional Discrimination in the News, or discuss the Race on
Trial film. In your discussion post, identify which report you chose, or if
you chose to discuss the video, and then address each of the following
How do the report you chose or Race on Trial illustrate
Connect the report or film to at least one other specific
concept, theory, or issue of importance covered in this course, such as residential
or de facto segregation, acculturation, primary or secondary structural
assimilation, culture of poverty theory, modern racism, prejudice, stereotypes,
or the urban underclass. Explain how the report or film demonstrates the
concept, theory, or issue you chose.
To what extent do your chosen report or Race on Trial
address the consequences of institutional discrimination or potential
solutions? Share your thoughts on what might be done to address such
Wealth Gapsoc 6 D
answer the following questions,the data in the multimedia piece, Economic
Inequality) to support your conclusions.
·Why is it important to examine wealth
along with income when studying inequality? Be sure to discuss how the measure of
wealth differs from income, as well as key trends.
is wealth distributed? What groups of people have wealth in the United States?
For example, is it evenly distributed, or do some people hold the majority of
the wealth? If so, who are they?
impact does race or ethnicity have on an individual’s ability to access certain
jobs, or the types of jobs that offer upward mobility?
often claim that individuals should be willing to accept any job, but what part
do cultural beliefs play in the motivation to accept and keep a low-income job?
What are the social costs of this? Do these outweigh the potentially meager