Part I Define the following terms:
Term, Definition ,Ethnic group ,Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Xenophobia, Persecution
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)
Historically Black Churches
Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
Orthodox (Greek, Eastern)
(Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform)
(Theravada or Mahayana)
(Sunni, Shia, Sufism)
Racial/Ethnic groups (based on divisions in U.S.
Census Bureau documents)
and Latino (South or Central American descent)
Islander (Polynesian descent)
Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each about the religious group you selected:
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?
Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each about the racial/ethnic group you selected:
How does your selected racial/ethnic group differ
from other racial/ethnic groups (such as differences in ancestry, language, or
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
Does what you’ve learned about this racial/ethnic
group help you understand it? How?
Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each:
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?