Ch 14: Race & Ethnicity in Society

About This Chapter

Use the video lessons in this chapter to explore the concepts of race and ethnicity. Learn about social minorities, social majorities and how prejudice against other groups develops.

Race & Ethnicity in Society - Chapter Summary

This chapter's short video lessons offer insight into the roles of race and ethnicity in society. You'll learn how important terms like race, ethnicity, social minority and social majority are defined sociologically. Our professional instructors also teach you about the impact of attitudes and stereotypes on prejudiced views and discriminatory behaviors. You will examine the African American experience in the United States as well. After studying all of the video lessons, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between race and ethnicity
  • Explain the components of the ABC Model of attitudes and prejudice
  • Discuss the types of interactions that occur between social majorities and social minorities
  • Trace important historical events impacting African Americans in the U.S.

We offer entertaining lessons led by lively instructors to help you learn these sociological and historical concepts. The videos provide straightforward information and usually take less than 10 minutes of your time to watch. You can use a number of tools and features to make your study time more effective.

For instance, each video lesson also includes a transcript, which highlights key terms for quick access. We've also included a jump feature in the timelines in our videos, which allow you to go back and review major facts or concepts without having to rewatch the entire video. Once you think you've gotten a solid grasp of the material, you can take a self-assessment quiz for each lesson to gauge your comprehension.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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