Journal 6: Race/Ethnicity in Education and Family


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We explore race and ethnicity in education and the family.  Our objectives this week are to:

    • Recall      historical racial battles over education for Native Americans and African      Americans;


    • Determine      how social capital, cultural capital, and stereotype threat reproduce      inequalities in education;


    • Assess  whiteness in the American educational system;


    • Dissect      the history of the family recognizing how the institution has changed      since colonialism and slavery;


  • Examine  the history of the “one-drop rule” and its impact on interracial      relationships; and
  • Recall  statistics and sociological explanations for trends in interracial      marriage and divorce in the United States.


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Disc. 6


Individual and sociological explanations for select family issues




Briefly describe a news story regarding a current family issue (provide link).  Do they use individual explanations or sociological/historical explanations to explain the issue?


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