Multiculturalism or Color Blindness

Multiculturalism or Color Blindness SOC 9 D

Before beginning this discussion, Web site that advocates either multiculturalism or color blindness.

For this discussion, you will be divided into two groups. Group 1 will argue that color blindness is the best approach in the context of the questions below. Group 2 will advance multiculturalism as a more useful solution to issues of racism, again within the context of the questions below:YOU ARE IN GROUP 1

Is American society in danger of hardening or increasing the divisions among racial and ethnic groups?

Is there too much emphasis on pluralism? Does this create subpopulations that will view others with considerable hostility, or is hostility more likely with an emphasis on assimilation? Which does America want?

If everyone is competing for the same limited resources, how is this tension best mitigated?

Issues and Strategies in Dominant-Minority RelationsSOC 9 D

Top of Form 1

This is a two-part discussion.

Answer all questions in one initial post. Address the notion of strategies for both Part 1 and Part 2.

Use these questions as a guide in responding to both parts:

Which strategies do you think are most effective for reducing prejudice and discrimination?

What other strategies would you suggest?

Consider community-level and nationwide strategies, not just individual ones.

Address general strategies as well as those that would target the issues presented in the article you just read above.

Your materials:

Part 1 – Click the link below for the article, Hmong Elders and Coping with Acculturation Stress (Thao, 2009). It’s a pdf file, so it may take a few moments to load. Be sure to read through to the coping strategies section toward the end.


Part 2 – Review in Unit 9’s materials, Taking a Stance Against Racism and Discrimination, and reflect on strategies.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one learner and share your thoughts on the strategies your classmate recommends.

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