SOC 262 Week 1 Individual Assignment Definition of Race
Instructions: Write a 525- to 700-word paper discussing the current view that race is a social construction supported by political realities. Include the following:
- How does this view compare with the traditional, biological view of race?
- What are motivating factors for early Americans to construct race and racial categories?
- Which approach - assimilation, melting pot, fusion and/or pluralism matches most closely to the new definition of race in contemporary America?
- Which definition of race do you support? Why? Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
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