1.Ethnic Niche Are Creations Within Industries Or Occupations

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1. Ethnic niche are creations within industries or occupations that affect the desirability and availability of jobs that leads to ethnic division (Race, Ethnicity, and the American Labor Market: What’s at Work?, p. 5). They are basically inclinations for certain types of workers. Ethnic niches can be good environments to have in the workforce if one’s personal ethnic or racial group is included. But, ethnic niches can bar certain groups from getting the jobs and limiting mobility within them. The job queue is an entity that is affected by economic change and restructuring while also being affected by discrimination (Race, Ethnicity, and the American Labor Market: What’s at Work?, p. 5). Basically they are rankings that employers make for…show more content…
3. Functional theory conveys that ethnic and racial disparities happen because the prejudice that is emitted serves a certain purpose in society (Race and Ethnicity lecture used in my intro to sociology class last spring). The hate that stems from discrimination is used for something in society. For example, President Donald Trump’s administration uses immigrants as the scapegoat for the economic problems in the United States. Instead of blaming wealthy bankers and large corporations for their actions, President Trump shifts the culpability to immigrants taking jobs of Americans. Conflict Theory perceives race and ethnicity in regard to economic and political power (Race and Ethnicity lecture used in my intro to sociology class last spring). An example of this is the Rwandan government’s genocide. The government, controlled by Hutus, has launched a genocide campaign against the Tutsis. By doing this, the Hutus control all of the political power and economic assets of the country. Lastly, interactionism focuses on the labeling of groups (Race and Ethnicity lecture used in my intro to sociology class last spring). An example of interactionism is when black children could not attend white-only schools in the United States in the early 1900s. The difference between the concepts are that the Functional Theory and the Conflict Theory examine relations among groups by looking at the larger structure of society while Interactionism examines group

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