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15_Eth125-r7-Appendix-d
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Select at least 1 religious and 1 ethnic/racial group not your own from the list below.

  • Religious groups (based on http://religions.pewforum.org/pdf/affiliations-all-traditions.pdf)
  • Christianity

 

  • Evangelical Protestant
  • Mainline Protestant
  • Historically Black Churches
  • Roman Catholic
  • Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Orthodox (Greek, Eastern)
  • Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform)
  • Buddhism (Theravada or Mahayana)
  • Islam (Sunni, Shia, Sufism)
  • Hinduism

 

 

  • Racial/ethnic groups (based on divisions in U.S. Census Bureau documents)
  • Asian (Asian descent)
  • Black (African descent)
  • Hispanic and Latino (South or Central American descent)
  • Pacific Islander (Polynesian descent)
  • White (European descent)

 Part II

 Write a 750- to 1,400-word paper in which you consider the following regarding the religious group and racial/ethnic group you selected:

 Religious group:

  • How does your selected religious group differ from other religious groups (such as in their beliefs, worship practices, or values)?
  • What has been the experience of your selected religious group with others that do not share its beliefs or practices?
  • In what ways has the religious group you selected contributed to American culture?
  • Provide specific examples of prejudice or discrimination your selected religious group has experienced.
  • What were the sources of this prejudice or discrimination?
  • Does what you’ve learned about this religious group help you understand it? In what ways?

Racial/ethnic group:

  • How does your selected racial/ethnic group differ from other racial/ethnic groups (such as differences in ancestry, language, or culture)?
  • What has been your selected group’s experience with other groups?
  • In what ways has the racial/ethnic group you selected contributed to American culture?
  • Identify some specific examples of prejudice or discrimination that your selected group has experienced historically.
  • What were the sources of this prejudice or discrimination?
  • Does what you’ve learned about this racial/ethnic group help you understand it? How?

 Include the following as part of your conclusion:

  • How are the prejudice and discrimination experienced by your selected religious group and racial/ethnic group similar?

 How are they different?

 Can you draw any conclusions about discrimination from this comparison?

  Provide citations for all the sources you use.

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