Sociology : Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Sociology

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Example Questions

Example Question #5 : Race And Ethnicity

Which of the following groups is upheld as a "model minority" for the belief that they have overcome prejudice and become economically and socially successful without causing conflict?

Possible Answers:

Asian Americans

Puerto Ricans

Mexican Americans

African Americans

Correct answer:

Asian Americans

Explanation:

Asian Americans have been called "model" or "ideal" minorities because they have done relatively well without creating racial conflicts with majority whites. 

Example Question #6 : Race And Ethnicity

The concept of "linked fate" has been mostly used in relation to which of the following groups?

Possible Answers:

Asian immigrants

Welfare recipients

African Americans

Native Americans

Correct answer:

African Americans

Explanation:

Linked fate is the notion that an individual's chances in life are inextricably linked to the chances of the race as a whole. The concept has been used to describe and try to explain African American political participation in the United States.

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