Select one of the discussion prompts below and respond to it with an initial post by Day #4 of the unit week. Your initial post needs to thoroughly address all parts of the selected prompt and be supported by at least one scholarly source. Then, respond to at least two threads on two additional days to drive the weekly discussions. All posts must demonstrate critical thinking and effective written communication including proper spelling, grammar, professional language, and APA formatting of references and in-text citations. All posts must also be submitted no later than the last day of the unit week.
Discuss the difference between race and ethnicity. Further, explain why the distinction made by scholars between race and ethnicity matters when considering efforts to promote inclusivity.
Discuss the import of including questions on government documents that require citizens to self-report their identified race. Since most scholars consider race a mere social construction, why does the government require that we disclose the race with which we identify?
Discuss the role of language concerning the social construction of race. In doing so, explain the significance of one’s accent or dialect in relation to one’s ethnicity. Discuss racial and ethnic labels and explain how accent or dialect work to entrench such labels within society.
Discuss the difference between racism and ethnocentrism. What is the relationship between these two concepts? Does racism lead to ethnocentric beliefs? Why or why not?
Discuss hate speech by juxtaposing speech acts that are not considered hate speech with those that are. What is the difference between these two forms of speech? What role do stereotypes play in the construction of hate speech?
Discuss the general relationship between social justice movements and allyship. Does participation in a social justice movement make one an ally? What might be required when it comes to practicing allyship concerning race and ethnicity?