Race and Ethnic Relations SOC-350
Journal 6: Race/Ethnicity in Education and Family
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We explore race and ethnicity in education and the family. Our objectives this week are to:
Recall historical racial battles over education for Native Americans and African Americans;
Determine how social capital, cultural capital, and stereotype threat reproduce inequalities in education;
Assess whiteness in the American educational system;
Dissect the history of the family recognizing how the institution has changed since colonialism and slavery;
Examine the history of the “one-drop rule” and its impact on interracial relationships; and
Recall statistics and sociological explanations for trends in interracial marriage and divorce in the United States.
Individual and sociological explanations for select family issues
Briefly describe a news story regarding a current family issue (provide link). Do they use individual explanations or sociological/historical explanations to explain the issue?