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There are 4 parts to this assignment each part needs a small paragraph discussing about each assignment.)
1.Gender Discrimination soc 7 D
For this discussion, answer the following questions
Explain what the gender pay gap is and how it has changed over time.
In the article, “The Gender Pay Gap: Challenging the Rationalizations,” Lips argues that the human capital model is insufficient for understanding the persistence of the gender pay gap. Similarly, the AAUW report we read, “The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap,” notes that the pay gap cannot simply be explained by different career and life choices men and women make. Why are the human capital and “choices” argument insufficient? What other factors, such as gender-based discrimination, explain the persistence of the gender pay gap?
Considering the consequences of the pay gap, for both women and men, why is it important to address this issue? Discuss the workplace policies you think would be most effective for reducing the pay gap between men and women.
2.Sexual Orientationsoc 7 D
One of the consistent themes in this course is how we can apply the concepts of acculturation and assimilation to the experiences of different minority groups. For this discussion, let us revisit these concepts in relation to the experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual community members.
Reflect on shifting attitudes toward homosexuality and changes in the degree of prejudice and discrimination directed toward gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals in American society since the mid-20th century.
Discuss how the concepts of acculturation, primary structural assimilation, and secondary structural assimilation apply to sexual minorities. Choose one other group we have read about so far in the course and describe the similarities and differences in how these concepts apply to both groups. In other words, what similarities and differences do you see in terms of the acculturation and assimilation of those who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual compared to the other minority group you chose?
3.Immigration Issues SOC 8 D
For this discussion, refer to , and the Chapter 10 Current Debates section on the Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class companion Web site.
Then answer the following question in your initial post:
Based on the evidence presented in this unit’s readings, which author of the “Current Debates”—Camarota or Meissner—has the stronger argument regarding the benefits and costs of immigration? Explain why.
Support or refute the argument that Hispanic immigrants are not learning English. Given the growing linguistic diversity of the United States, can English be maintained as the primary language? Should Americans have to change their views about bilingualism?
Do you think Hispanic immigrants and their children are assimilating or changing American culture, or perhaps a combination of both? Justify your response.
4.Arab AmericansSOC 8 D
For this discussion, answer the following:
How has the perception and treatment of Arab American immigrants changed as a result of 9/11 and U.S. military involvement in Middle Eastern countries?
Do you think the media has contributed to current perceptions of Arab Americans? If so, how? If not, explain other factors that have fueled prejudice and discrimination against Arab Americans.
What theory of prejudice and discrimination (covered in Chapter 3 of your Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class text) do you think best explains the situation of Arab Americans in today’s society? Examples of Arab American experiences can be found in this unit’s reading in Chapter 10 of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class and your readings in Rethinking the Color Line.