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Race & Ethnic Diversity


SOC* 220: Racial & Ethnic Diversity
This course focuses on the interrelationship of institutionalized prejudice and discrimination and related aspects of diversity in society. The experience of various ethnic and racial minorities in the United States is investigated through the study of the origins and functions of subordination in society. 


Race/Ethnicity Poster Activity

You may work in groups of up to 3 students for this project.  Create a tri-fold-poster on which you convey information about the differences between two race or ethnic categories.  There are NO duplicate categories allowed.  You can sign up with me in class:  first come, first serve so signup early!  Once you have selected your racial or ethnic category, you may not change so take care with your selection and signup when all members of the group are in agreement. Also because of our reading assignment this semester, you may NOT use Japanese as a selection.

Your poster should present a side by side comparison of the two races or ethnic categories.  

You will present your poster to the class and to campus faculty on the dates listed in the syllabus.

Here is a list of demographic statistics you might want to explore for your race or ethnic category:  (choose only a few)

Demographic statistics


You may include any other relevant facts you would like to share about your chosen groups. You may only use ACADEMIC sources that are no more than 10 years old.  Your sources must be cited properly on the back of the poster board.

Race Categories

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American".
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. 

Ethnicity Categories

  • Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin", can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino".
  • Not Hispanic or Latino

For information about race and ethnicity classification, see:  



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