ETH 125 Week 4 Religion and Ethnic Diversity Paper

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ETH 125 Week 4 Religion and Ethnic Diversity Paper
Complete your Religion and Ethnic Diversity Paper. Refer to the Religious and Ethnic Diversity Paper Instructions.
 
Religious and Ethnic Groups Paper Instructions
 
Part I
                                                                                       
Select at least 1 religious and 1 ethnic/racial group not your own from the list below.
 
· Religious groups (based on http://religions.pewforum.org/pdf/affiliations-all-traditions.pdf)
 
o     Christianity
 
· Evangelical Protestant
· Mainline Protestant
· Historically Black Churches
· Roman Catholic
· Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
· Jehovah’s Witnesses
· Orthodox (Greek, Eastern)
 
o     Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform)
o     Buddhism (Theravada or Mahayana)
o     Islam (Sunni, Shia, Sufism)
o     Hinduism
 
· Racial/ethnic groups (based on divisions in U.S. Census Bureau documents)
 
o     Asian (Asian descent)
o     Black (African descent)
o     Hispanic and Latino (South or Central American descent)
o     Pacific Islander (Polynesian descent)
o     White (European descent)
 
 
Part II
 
Write a 750- to 1,400-word paper in which you consider the following regarding the religious group and racial/ethnic group you selected:
 
Religious group:
 
· How does your selected religious group differ from other religious groups (such as in their beliefs, worship practices, or values)?
 
· What has been the experience of your selected religious group with others that do not share its beliefs or practices?
 
· In what ways has the religious group you selected contributed to American culture?
 
· Provide specific examples of prejudice or discrimination your selected religious group has experienced.
 
· What were the sources of this prejudice or discrimination?
 
· Does what you’ve learned about this religious group help you understand it? In what ways?
 
Racial/ethnic group:
 
· How does your selected racial/ethnic group differ from other racial/ethnic groups (such as differences in ancestry, language, or culture)?
 
· What has been your selected group’s experience with other groups?
 
· In what ways has the racial/ethnic group you selected contributed to American culture?
 
· Identify some specific examples of prejudice or discrimination that your selected group has experienced historically.
 
· What were the sources of this prejudice or discrimination?
 
· Does what you’ve learned about this racial/ethnic group help you understand it? How?
 
 
Include the following as part of your conclusion:
 
· How are the prejudice and discrimination experienced by your selected religious group and racial/ethnic group similar?
 
· How are they different?
 
· Can you draw any conclusions about discrimination from this comparison?
 
Provide citations for all the sources you use.
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