How bias theory and institutional discrimination theory each explain racial-ethnic inequality in the US.
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1) What does it mean to take a sociological perspective of families? Why is defining family important? What is the difference between the public family vs the private family, and how has this changed throughout US history? In your answer, include four relevant points from the reading (5)Coontz.
2) In the US, many people believe that most poor people are lazy people who don’t want to work and instead rely completely on welfare. Explain with facts / statistics / examples how we know these stereotypes are false. Next, research shows that social class impacts how children are raised and their life chances. Explain this with two relevant points from the reading (6)Mintz and two relevant points from the reading (31)Furstenberg, Jr.
3) Explain how bias theory and institutional discrimination theory each explain racial-ethnic inequality in the US. Be sure to explain the types of profiling and also the four main points of institutional discrimination theory. Finally, based on the reading (29)Aldarondo and Ameen, debunk (prove false) four stereotypes / misconceptions about immigrants / immigration.
FROM THE BOOK ‘Families as they really are” second edition
by BARBARA J. RISMAN AND VIRGINIA E. RUTTER