Religious and Ethnic Groups

Associate Program Material

 

Religious and Ethnic Groups Paper Instructions

 

Part I                                                                        

Select at least 1 religious and 1 ethnic/racial group not your own from the list below.

 

Part II

Write a 750- to 1,400-word paper in which you consider the following regarding the religious group and racial/ethnic group you selected:

 

Religious group:

 

  • How does your selected religious group differ from other religious groups (such as in their beliefs, worship practices, or values)?

 

  • What has been the experience of your selected religious group with others that do not share its beliefs or practices?

 

  • In what ways has the religious group you selected contributed to American culture?

 

  • Provide specific examples of prejudice or discrimination your selected religious group has experienced.

 

  • What were the sources of this prejudice or discrimination?

 

  • Does what you’ve learned about this religious group help you understand it? In what ways?

 

Racial/ethnic group:

 

  • How does your selected racial/ethnic group differ from other racial/ethnic groups (such as differences in ancestry, language, or culture)?

 

  • What has been your selected group’s experience with other groups?

 

  • In what ways has the racial/ethnic group you selected contributed to American culture?

 

  • Identify some specific examples of prejudice or discrimination that your selected group has experienced historically.
  • What were the sources of this prejudice or discrimination?
  • Does what you’ve learned about this racial/ethnic group help you understand it? How?

 Include the following as part of your conclusion:

  • How are the prejudice and discrimination experienced by your selected religious group and racial/ethnic group similar?
  • How are they different?
  • Can you draw any conclusions about discrimination from this comparison?

Provide citations for all the sources you use.