Sociology Questions

1. The readings for today discuss some negative impacts of racism on minorities and their families. What are the challenges of responding effectively to racism in one’s everyday life? Can you compare/contrast some strategies for response and what outcomes tend to result?

2. The “Archie Bunker” stereotype that lesser-educated working class whites are more likely to spout racism than more educated persons is not supported by the sociological research presented here. Why do you think we assume that education makes people “less racist”—what are we assuming about the U.S. education system that is not really there?