Overview: This purpose of the week 7 discussion board is to examine race and ethnicity. Answer prompt 1. Then select and answer one prompt from prompts 2-6. Refer to Chapter 9 to answer the prompts. Prompt 1: 3 topics from Chapter 9 that I found interesting are race and ethnicity, prejudice as sociology perspective on race and ethnicity relations.
Prompt 1: Describe 3 topics from Chapter 9 that you found interesting.
Prompt 2: Describe the difference between race and ethnicity. Then discuss how racial categories have evolved over the last few centuries (Why are people from India categorized as Asian and why are North Africans and Arabs categorized as White?).
Prompt 3: Describe effects of prejudice and discrimination upon minorities.
Prompt 4: Apply functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism to race or ethnicity.
Prompt 5: Discuss what it means to say that race is a social construct.
Prompt 6: Describe how race or ethnicity is associated with social mobility (rising up the social class ladder).