Marger, M. N. (2015). Race and ethnic relations: American and global perspectives (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
- Chapter 14, “South Africa: Society in Transition” (pp. 393–419)
- Chapter 15, “Brazil: Racial and Ethnic Democracy” (pp. 421–448)
Shah, A. (2010). Racism. Global Issues: Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All. Retrieved from http://www.globalissues.org/
Search through the website for examples of racism throughout the world.
Pew Research Center. (2016a). Global attitudes and trends. Retrieved from http://www.pewglobal.org/
Search the various resources and articles to learn about trends related to immigration, race, and ethnicity.
Use scholarly resources from the Walden Library when researching racial and ethnic experiences in various countries.
Ted Conferences (Producer). (2011). Maajid Nawaz: A global culture to fight extremism [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 22 minutes.
“Why do transnational extremist organizations succeed where democratic movements have a harder time taking hold? Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamist extremist, asks for new grassroots stories and global social activism to spread democracy in the face of nationalism and xenophobia.”
The interaction of diverse racial and ethnic groups throughout the world is often associated with a history of prejudice and conflict. Many factors have contributed to the nature of this interaction such as colonialism, modernization, economic competition, labor demands, language, religion, ideology, and national policies. South Africa and Brazil provide contrasting cases studies. Understanding their recent history can be instructive in informing how race and ethnic challenges are addressed in other parts of the world.
In this week’s Discussion, you will analyze the historical background and treatment of racial and ethnic groups within South Africa, Brazil, or a country of your choosing, other than the country where you currently reside.
Note: In Week 3 and Week 4 Discussions, you are required to choose different racial or ethnic groups to analyze (a United States group in Week 3 and a Non-United States group in Week 4). For your Course Project you must use one of the groups you chose in either Week 3 or 4 to be the focus of your analysis.
Post an analysis of the country you chose by addressing the following:
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial post.
Prejudice, Assimilation, and Discrimination in a Global Context
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Week 4 Discussion
Prejudice and discrimination affect everyone because they are the root causes of human conflict all over the world. The social group that an individual belongs to forms their identity, which influence the interactions with people from different ethnic and racial groups. It is because people’s interactions are affected…