Describe how sociologists understand race to be socially (not biologically) significant

Summaries: (50 words or more each answer) (which is a paragraph)

1.1 Describe how sociologists understand race to be socially (not biologically) significant.  Describe the meaning of the quote “If people define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.”

1.2 Briefly describe the relationship of minority groups with social power, and how this was born of historical relations with dominant groups.

1.3 Describe the conflict perspective on racism and minority status.

1.4 Describe the symbolic interactionist perspective on racism and minority status.

1.5 Describe the sociological perspective of the impact of and argument against the naming of minority groups by dominant groups.

Sociological Discussion Questions: (50 words or more for each answer)

1. How might public policy be used to address the problem of the higher likelihood of negative health outcomes for minority groups?

2. If genetic differences between races are nil, yet social distinctions are significant in data proven outcomes, what institution would you focus on for changing the social phenomena of racial disparities and why?  ( As a sociologist I’m FULLY aware that EVERY institution would need to change, but think through an institution of your choosing and reflect on what would need to change to create structural force changes in society….)