The Impact of Residential Segregation soc 5 D

There are 3 parts to this assignment each part needs a small paragraph discussing about each assignment.)

The Impact of Residential Segregationsoc 5 D

Consider how the issues discussed in this unit’s reading are related to the overall impact of race-based, ethnicity-based, and class-based interaction patterns in our society.

For this discussion, answer the following questions.

·(Chapter 21 in Rethinking the Color Line), Douglas S. Massey highlights the persistence of residential segregation in American society. What does Massey mean when he states that “barriers to spatial mobility are barriers to social mobility” (p. 159)?

·How are patterns of segregation different for different minority groups? What are the consequences of these patterns for segregated communities and groups and for society as a whole? Discuss these patterns and suggest potential solutions to reduce residential segregation of minority communities. Relate your response to Chapter 21 in Rethinking the Color Line or to Chapters 5–7 in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class.


Massey, D. S. (2012). “Residential segregation and neighborhood conditions in U.S. metropolitan areas.” In Rethinking the color line: Reading in race and ethnicity (pp. 158–175). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Analyzing Institutional Discrimination soc 5

Presentation iconInstitutional Discrimination in the News | Transcript.

Presentation iconRace on Trial | Transcript.

Select one of the news reports presented in this unit’s interactive Institutional Discrimination in the News, or discuss the Race on Trial film. In your discussion post, identify which report you chose, or if you chose to discuss the video, and then address each of the following questions:

How do the report you chose or Race on Trial illustrate institutional discrimination?

Connect the report or film to at least one other specific concept, theory, or issue of importance covered in this course, such as residential or de facto segregation, acculturation, primary or secondary structural assimilation, culture of poverty theory, modern racism, prejudice, stereotypes, or the urban underclass. Explain how the report or film demonstrates the concept, theory, or issue you chose.

To what extent do your chosen report or Race on Trial address the consequences of institutional discrimination or potential solutions? Share your thoughts on what might be done to address such discrimination.

The Wealth Gapsoc 6 D

answer the following questions,the data in the multimedia piece, Economic Inequality) to support your conclusions.


·Why is it important to examine wealth along with income when studying inequality? Be sure to discuss how the measure of wealth differs from income, as well as key trends.

·How is wealth distributed? What groups of people have wealth in the United States? For example, is it evenly distributed, or do some people hold the majority of the wealth? If so, who are they?

·What impact does race or ethnicity have on an individual’s ability to access certain jobs, or the types of jobs that offer upward mobility?

·Americans often claim that individuals should be willing to accept any job, but what part do cultural beliefs play in the motivation to accept and keep a low-income job? What are the social costs of this? Do these outweigh the potentially meager income benefits?

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