Differences and Similarites

Welcome to Sociology of Discrimination


We don’t experience our everyday lives through just one lens; rather, we experience all elements of our identity - race, class, gender, sexuality - simultaneously. In this class we will acknowledge this reality and bring to light the importance of studying the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality, both as elements of personal identity and as sources of social inequality.

We will develop a comprehensive, practical understanding of the legal, ethical, and behavioral issues involved in interracial and cross-cultural contacts between societal officials and a diverse citizenry. Sociological frameworks are used throughout the course to allow for the examination of diversity with respect to age, gender, sexual orientation, poverty, religion, age, disability, and language minorities.

Dr. Michael Thompson

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