SO 342 Park University Social Science Discussion
The goal of this discussion is to allow you to analytically and creatively examine the unit’s concepts. Through productive discourse with your classmates, you can expand your thinking to consider other points of view and experiences, and challenge each other to see different analytical perspectives. To do so, it is important to write clearly, give reference or context for your examples so that they are understood, and include citations for the source of the points that you make. Use evidence based claims to support your positions and use a sociological perspective when constructing your posts.
- Look at the racial demographics of where you live, and the closest urban area to where you live, using the New York Times Census Explorer. (Links to an external site.)Describe how space is racially divided, and what the social impacts of these divisions?
- Next, look at the Median Household Income Map (Links to an external site.) (you may need to click on “View More Maps to see this map). Are there any correlations between race and income that you can identify? What are the social impacts of the relationship between race and income?