Short answer (13.3 points each)Please answer each question in about a paragraph.
1.Explain why race is a social construction.
2.Why are interest groups important to minorities? Give examples.
3.What strategy does pan-ethnicity use to gain political power?
Long Answer (20 points each)Choose 3 of the following 4 questionsto respond to in about 1 page.
1.Why did white minorities (Irish/Asian) have less problems than colored minorities (Latino/African American)?
2.Is institutional racism more detrimental than individual racism in America today? If so, what makes it more detrimental and in what ways?
3.Affirmative action, civil rights and the law, anti-poverty programs, and diversity agenda are all frameworks of change. Which one of these frameworks best addresses the issue of racial inequality? Explain why.
4.Explain why racial identity is considered a master status, and how it affects the way people view themselves. Be sure to use the concept of double consciousness in your answer.