Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
Oss0212, Sociology
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

Apply major sociological theories to race and racism

Module 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.

Section 1: 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.