Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • What are race and ethnicity?
  • What is the difference between  prejudice and discrimination?
  • How has racism influenced social  policies throughout U.S. history?
  • How can you show that racism and ethnocentrism are key social issues in the United States—and across the world—today?
  • How can you work to diminish  racism and racial discrimination?