Sociology Short Answer Assignment

The questions to answer are:1. In several decades whites will become less than 50% of the U.S. population. When this demographic change occurs will sociologists automatically consider whites to be a minority group, and why or why not?
2. The long history of discrimination in the U.S. is reflected in key demographic indicators. Using data from the “Racial and Ethnic Gaps Persist” link, discuss how Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics differ in (a) median wealth, (b) home ownership, and (c) poverty rate.
3. Aside from gerrymandering, summarize some of the reasons in the “What Do U.S. Elections Look Like Abroad” video for voter turnout in the United States being lower than many other countries.
Each question is worth 20 points and requires an answer of 200 words.
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Racial and ethnic gaps in the U.S. persist on key demographic indicators

(Question 3) 6 Min video