Explain the impact of a tri-racial system on societal perceptions of race and ethnicity. Provide specific examples.

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources. Pay particular attention to the definitions of wealth, power, and the tri-racial stratification system in the article, “From Bi-racial to Tri-racial: Towards a New System of Racial Stratification in the USA.”
  • Consider the impact of the tri-racial stratification system on perceptions of race and ethnicity.
  • Think about how race, power, and wealth might influence people’s perception of social class
  • Reflect on whether race, power, or wealth might have the most influence and why.

The Assignment (3–4 pages):

  • Explain the impact of a tri-racial system on societal perceptions of race and ethnicity. Provide specific examples.
  • Separately analyze the impact of race, power, and wealth on people’s perceptions of social class. Provide specific examples for each.
  • Explain which you believe has the greatest influence on people’s perceptions of social class and justify your response.