Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
  • Oss0212
  • Sociology
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
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    Apply major sociological theories to race and racism

    Overview

    OER Text Material

    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Section: 10.3
    This section defines race and racism and discusses theoretical perspectives on prejudice. The difference
    between prejudice and discrimination is explained. The section also includes a great discussion of the relationship
    between prejudice and public policy, as well as the broader implications of prejudice.

    Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

    1. Sociological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity – Boundless Sociology
      This source is a great complement to our core text and is a well-organized overview of perspectives on race. It explains a functionalist, conflict theorist, interactionist and psychological approach to race and ethnicity.
       
    2. Stereotypes, Stereotype Threat, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy – Khan Academy
      This ~6 minute video defines stereotypes, stereotype threat and the self-fulfilling prophecy.
       
    3. The New Threat: Racism Without Racists – CNN
      CNN article from 2014 that references Bonilla-Silva’s work on racism without racists.