Native Americans in the United States and Include In-text Citation

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Week Five Worksheet

Part I

Define the following terms from your text book. Include in-text citation:

Term Definition
Segregation “The physical and social separation of categories of people.” (Macionis, 2012, p. 61)

De jure segregation “Children assigned to schools specifically to maintain racially separated schools.” (Schaefer, 2012, p.414)

Pluralism “A state in which people of all racial and ethnic categories have about the same overall social standing.” (Macionis, 2012, p. 63)

Assimilation “The process by which minorities gradually adopt cultural patterns from the dominant majority population.” (Macionis, 2012, p. 63)

Part II

Write a 75- to 150-word response to each of the following questions.
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("Religious Tolerance", 2011)

• Consider the readings from this week as well as last week. What is the difference between Arab Americans and Muslim Americans? Why are the two often thought to be interchangeable? Explain your response.

Arab Americans are Americans of Arabic heritage, which have either

immigrated to the United States or have been born here and can trace their

lineage back to the Middle East. ("The Prejudice Institute ", 2012) However not

all people from the Middle East are Arab. Muslim Americans are people who

practice the religion of Islam and live in the United States. ("Muslim Americans",

2011) I think that often these two terms are thought to be interchangeable

because there are a great deal of Muslims in the Middle East and those are the

Muslim Extremist that we she on the news. Therefore, as we always do we go

right to the stereotypes that have been played out in the headlines of the news.

So if a person is of Arabic decent he or she must also be Muslim, which is why

people tend to consider the two terms interchangeable.


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