4 Different Partsgender Discriminationsoc Gender
4 different parts
Discriminationsoc 7 D
1 on OWN
·For this discussion, answer the following
·Explain what the gender pay gap is and
how it has changed over time.
·In the article, “The Gender Pay Gap:
Challenging the Rationalizations,” Lips argues that the human capital
model is insufficient for understanding the persistence of the gender pay gap. Similarly, the
AAUW report we read, “The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap,”
notes that the pay gap cannot simply be explained by different career and life
choices men and women make. Why are the human capital and “choices”
argument insufficient? What other factors, such as gender-based discrimination,
explain the persistence of the gender pay gap?
the consequences of the pay gap, for both women and men, why is it important to
address this issue? Discuss the workplace policies you think would be most
effective for reducing the pay gap between men and women.
Orientationsoc 7 D
2 ON OWN PAPER
One of the consistent themes in this
course is how we can apply the concepts of acculturation and assimilation to
the experiences of different minority groups. For this discussion, let us
revisit these concepts in relation to the experiences of gay, lesbian, and
bisexual community members.
·Reflect on shifting attitudes toward
homosexuality and changes in the degree of prejudice and discrimination
directed toward gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals in American society
since the mid-20th century.
how the concepts of acculturation, primary structural assimilation, and
secondary structural assimilation apply to sexual minorities. Choose one other
group we have read about so far in the course and describe the similarities and
differences in how these concepts apply to both groups. In other words, what
similarities and differences do you see in terms of the acculturation and
assimilation of those who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual compared to the other
minority group you chose?
Immigration Issues SOC 8 D
Part 3 ON OWN PAPER
For this discussion, refer to , and the
Chapter 10 Current Debates section on the Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class
companion Web site.
Then answer the following question in
your initial post:
·Based on the evidence presented in this
unit’s readings, which author of the “Current Debates”—Camarota or
Meissner—has the stronger argument regarding the benefits and costs of
immigration? Explain why.
·Support or refute the argument that
Hispanic immigrants are not learning English. Given the growing linguistic
diversity of the United States, can English be maintained as the primary
Americans have to change their views about bilingualism?
you think Hispanic immigrants and their children are assimilating or changing
American culture, or perhaps a combination of both? Justify your response.
AmericansSOC 8 D
4 ON OWN PAPER
For this discussion, answer the
·How has the perception and treatment of
Arab American immigrants changed as a result of 9/11 and U.S. military
involvement in Middle Eastern countries?
·Do you think the media has contributed to
current perceptions of Arab Americans? If so, how? If not, explain other
factors that have fueled prejudice and discrimination against Arab Americans.
·What theory of prejudice and
discrimination (covered in Chapter 3 of your Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and
Class text) do you think best explains the situation of Arab Americans in
today’s society? Examples of Arab American experiences can be found in this
unit’s reading in Chapter 10 of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class and
your readings in Rethinking the Color Line.