In this chapter you learned about inequalities regarding race and ethnicity and patterns of racial and ethnic relation. You learned the difference between prejudice and discrimination, as well as what sociologists mean by the terms minority, race, and ethnicity. Stereotypes, or sets of distorted, exaggerated, or oversimplified images that are applied to a category of people, appear throughout any society. An example of stereotyping and discrimination in American history is the internment of Japanese Americans in relocation camps during World War II. In this activity you will take a closer look at the experiences of Japanese Americans during the war, as well as what life was like inside the internment camps.
Destination Title: Camp Harmony
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Start at the Camp Harmony Web site.
- Browse through the site, taking notes as you go.
After you have read through the information, answer the following questions.