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FORUM FIVE

Global Stratification and Racial Discrimination

Global Stratification and Racial Discrimination

OBJECTIVES

Identify historical instances of racial discrimination and its effects

Discuss sexual and racial discrimination and their role in our daily social      interactions

DISCUSSION OVERVIEW

This discussion forum allows you to think about racism in the global context and its implications for people in their everyday lives.

DELIVERABLES

Your participation in the discussion forum, including:

A response to the initial question(s) below

Responses to at least two other students’ posts

Step 1 Read the following article.

The Nation: And There Was Light and It Was Good?

Step 2 Write a post answering following questions.

What is the main argument of this article regarding the origins of racism?

What are some of the examples of the impact of racism and what the author calls “internalized racism” in everyday life for individuals?

Step 3 Read and respond to other students’ posts.

Read other students’ posts and respond to at least two of them who used examples different than yours.  Do you agree with their selections?

Use your personal experience, if it’s relevant, to support or debate other students’ second posts.

If differences of opinion occur, debate the issues professionally and provide examples to support opinions.

Step 4 Participate in another level of discussion.

Discover more about your peers’ opinions by asking follow-up questions. Consider asking questions like the following:

Could you think of similar examples from the United States?

  

FORUM SIX

Inequalities of Gender and Age

OBJECTIVES

Critique existing inequalities in gender and its correlation to social      stratification

Discuss females as a minority and the differences in social organizations based on such a differentiation

DISCUSSION OVERVIEW

This discussion forum allows you to analyze gender inequality and its possible causes.

DELIVERABLES

Your participation in the discussion forum, including:

A response to the initial question(s) below

Responses to at least two other students’ posts

Step 1  Read the attached article 

https://iwpr.org/publications/gender-wage-gap-2018/

OBJECTIVES

Critique existing inequalities in gender and its correlation to social      stratification

Discuss females as a minority and the differences in social organizations based on such a differentiation

DISCUSSION OVERVIEW

This discussion forum allows you to analyze gender inequality and its possible causes.

DELIVERABLES

Your participation in the discussion forum, including:

A response to the initial question(s) below

Responses to at least two other students’ posts

Step 2 Search the Internet

Search on your Internet browser about the gender pay gap. Find the most recent figure for the United States and three more examples from around the world, paying attention to choosing countries in different levels of development or ones culturally distinct from each other (such as those on different continents).

Step 3 Write a post answering following questions.

Did the number you found for the United States surprise you? Why or why not?

Why do you think there remains such a gender gap in pay between men and women?

Step 4 Read and respond to other students’ posts.

Read other students’ posts and respond to at least two of them who used examples different than yours.  Did they find different numbers than yours? How about their explanations?

Use your personal experience, if it’s relevant, to support or debate other students’ posts. If differences of opinion occur, debate the issues professionally and provide examples to support opinions.

Step 5 Participate in another level of discussion with follow-up questions.

Discover more about your peers’ opinions by asking follow-up questions. Consider asking questions like the following:

How does the United States compare to some other countries?

How about other developed/industrialized countries versus developing countries?

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