ETH 125 Version 7 Whole Class

Week 1 DQ 1: If you were to introduce yourself by the ethnic, racial, or other identities to which you feel you belong, what would you say? Do you consider yourself a “typical” American? Why or why not? DQ 2: Name a famous person whom you would consider a “typical” American. What characteristics of this individual do you think make her or him typical? Do you consider these characteristics a stereotype? Why, or why not? ETH 125 Week 1 Appendix A Week 2 DQ1: How does Racial and Ethnic Groups define prejudice? Do you agree with this definition? Why or why not? DQ 2: Racial profiling is frequently in the news and is a prime example of stereotyping in action. How does racial profiling relate to stereotyping? Explain. Implicit Association Test (IAT) Complete the Harvard-hosted Implicit Association Test (IAT) using the following instructions. Each test you choose to take should take about 10 minutes to complete. Navigate to the Project Implicit® home page at and click Demonstration. At the IAT home page, click on Go to the Demonstration Tests. At the Preliminary Information page, read the disclaimer and click on I wish to proceed. You will be prompted to select a test. Take any of the IAT tests that interest you. Write and post a 150- to 300-word response to the following questions. Do you agree with the results of your IAT. If you are comfortable sharing what are your results? If you are comfortable sharing, what was the result of your IAT? Do you agree or disagree with the result? Do you think that the results are valid for you? Explain why or why not. In your opinion, is prejudice easy or difficult to measure accurately? Why? ETH125 Week 2 Individual Assignment Appendix B Week 3 DQ1: Discrimination against a racial or ethnic group becomes a larger problem when practiced by an institution—especially a governmental one. Do you think institutional discrimination is common? What do you think it looks like? DQ2: Affirmative action programs were intended to remove institutional discrimination and give minorities opportunities that had previously been unfairly denied them. Do you support these programs? Do you think they have worked as intended? Explain. “Who Am I?” Presentation Create and post a presentation (using Microsoft® PowerPoint® or (other presentation software) about your personal background and identity. Attach a separate signed Certificate of Originality. Identify two or three social categories you identify with that you are comfortable sharing.

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