Critical Thinking Questions – Midway Moment 2

Midway Moment (November 2020, Post Seminar 2)
Critical Thinking Questions – (QQ. 1-4, C. 1 and Text Book Glossary)

1. What does it mean to say that race is a socially constructed concept?

2. What is the difference between a race and an ethnic group, and what do the two concepts have in common?

3. Create two lists—one of people groups that fit the sociological definition of a majority group and one of people groups that fit the sociological definition of a minority group.
Explain briefly why each group belongs on the list where you placed it.

4. What is institutional racism and why is it important?

5. The period in American history that best describes the time of slavery.
a. Antebellum  b. Reconstruction  c. Jim Crow

6. A period of time when former enslaved people were established as free per the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, elected as politicians, owned property especially, in the southern regions of the United States.
a. Antebellum  b. Reconstruction  c. Jim Crow

7. The era in American history when segregation was at its peak preventing Black people from experiencing full equality such as job opportunities, admittance into predominately White attended colleges and universities, voting, affordable housing and as athletes on White professional sports teams.
a. Antebellum  b. Reconstruction  c. Jim Crow

Remember to do your best to remain centered on the questions during your discussion.