Week 4 Discussion SOCI

Analyze the historical background and treatment of racial and ethnic groups within South Africa

Identify the (South Africa) countrys major racial or ethnic groups.

Analyze the historical background and treatment of that countrys racial or ethnic groups, highlighting 23 important economic, social, and political forces that have shaped their experiences and/or pivotal events that were key turning points.

Provide 23 examples of discrimination or other social challenges that help shed light on the historical realities of race and ethnic interactions.

Compare the participation rates, employment levels, and income levels of the major racial or ethnic groups in that country.

Analyze 12 key policies that seek to address racial and ethnic issues.

Analyze foreseeable challenges this country might face as a result of emerging trends in racial and ethnic interactions.


Marger, M. N. (2015). Race and ethnic relations: American and global perspectives (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 14, South Africa: Society in Transition (pp. 393419)

Shah, A. (2010). Racism. Global Issues: Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All. Retrieved from https://www.globalissues.org/article/165/racism#RacisminAfrica

Pew Research Center. (2016a). Global attitudes and trends. Retrieved from https://www.pewglobal.org/