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2.7: Assignments for Part I

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  • Suggested Assignments for Part I—Dominant and Minority Groups

    Find on the Internet: Immigration laws past and present.

    Find on the Internet: Information about naturalization laws and procedures.

    Find on the Internet: Population data about the various racial and ethnic groups identified by the US Census Bureau.

    Find on the Internet: Statistical data about race and ethnicity and the law.

    Find on the Internet: Statistical data about undocumented immigrants.

    Find on the Internet: US Census Bureau data about housing, health care, home ownership, business ownership, educational attainment, and labor force participation of each of the racial and ethnic groups in the US.

    Find on the Internet: US Census Bureau data about the number of immigrants who come to the US each year and their countries of origin.

    In-Class Discussion: Discuss the “rightness” of the way race and ethnicity were addressed in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

    In-Class Discussion: How do we account for the racial and ethnic differences in housing, health care, home ownership, business ownership, educational attainment, labor force participation of each of the racial and ethnic groups in the US.

    In-Class Discussion: Identify examples of bigotry and prejudice against immigrants.

    In-Class Discussion: Identify examples of bigotry and prejudice.

    In-Class Discussion: Identify examples of prejudice and discrimination in the Constitution and in the Declaration of Independence.

    In-Class Discussion: Identify examples of white privilege.

    In-Class Discussion: Is the US a melting pot, a lumpy stew, a tossed salad? Are we an assimilationist/assimilated society or a pluralistic society? What should we be?

    In-Class Discussion: Read aloud from WPA slave narratives and discuss the similarities and differences among them.

    In-Class Discussion: Should English be the “official” language of the United States?

    In-Class Discussion: Should the United States change its immigration policies?

    Read: The Constitution of the United States of America.

    Read: The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen United States of America.

    Read: The Declining Significance of Race by William Julius Wilson.

    Read: Three to five peer reviewed articles about illegal immigration.

    Read: Three to five peer reviewed articles about immigration by Alejandro Portes.

    Read: Three to five peer reviewed articles about legal immigration.

    Read: Three to five popular media articles about illegal immigration.

    Read: Three to five popular media articles about legal immigration.