Thus far in this class, we ve been focused on sociologically defining marginalized groups within the United States, as well as attempting to understand a bit of each group s history. One of the most important ways that a person can demonstrate cultural competence is to be educated. That s saying that it s vital to try to understand how a person s history affects their identity, which in turn affects their opportunities and sense of personal agency.
Now it s time for you to apply what you ve learned so far. There are groups of minorities that we have not had the opportunity to discuss. Please choose a group that we ve not discussed yet. In essay form, address the following issues:
- A brief overview of this group s American history.
- A brief overview of this group s treatment in the United States.
- Why would you define this group as a minority ?
- What is this group s relationship with a class and/or poverty?
- Could this group s relationship with class/poverty relate to intersectionality? Why or why not?
Please use standard APA format for headings and citations to address the following writing prompt. Your response should be a minimum of two pages, but no more than four pages (unless you have instructor approval).
Please use academic journals, course text, and/or scholarly articles to support your claim.
- To develop sensitivity to issues of oppression and discrimination as they relate to class, poverty, and intersectionality.