Learning Objectives

1.1 Explain the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of the United States.
1.2 Understand the concept of a minority group.
1.3 Explain the sociological perspectives that will guide this text, especially as they relate to the relationships between inequality and minority-group status.
1.4 Explain how race and gender contribute to minority-group status.
1.5 Comprehend four of the key concepts in dominant–minority relations: prejudice, discrimination, ideological racism, and institutional discrimination.
1.6 Apply a global perspective to the relationship between globalization and immigration to the United States.