Part A Talk to three people about the meanings of minority and immigration.
The goal is to learn about peoples general understandings of the concepts of minority and immigration. Ask them the following. Feel free to ask other questions.
- When you hear the word minority, what immediately comes to mind? What images does this word conjure in your mind?
- Can you think of where you learned about the concept of minority?
- Do you think you have the same understandings of minority as you did 3 years ago, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, etc.? If not, why do you think your understandings have changed over time?
- When you hear the word immigration, what immediately comes to mind? What images does this word conjure in your mind?
- What are your thoughts about immigration? Are there both pros and cons?
- Can you think of where you learned about immigration? Have your understandings changed over time?
Part B Submit on Canvas via Turnitin
Section #1 In approximately 1 ½ -2 pages, describe who you talked to (no names, use friend, co-worker, mother, cousin, husband, partner, etc.) and a little about their background (if you know anything), then summarize your conversation with each person.
Section #2 In 1 ½ -2 pages, use your interviews and one reading from week 6 to discuss what you learned about perceptions of minority and immigration. You must refer to specific points in Sections #1 in your discussion. You must refer to specific points regarding the main research results discussed in the reading. Think about any connections between the reading and the interviews. Think about whether or not the interviews seem similar to the points in the reading or contradict any of the points.
Part C on a separate file, please answer the following
Think about the readings for week 6 and your interviews from IA #3. Select one of your interviews that connects with one of the readings – the interview is similar to the points in the reading or the interview provides a critique to the reading. Write a brief summary of your interview and how it connects to the reading you selected.