C. P. Ellis is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, who says that in many ways he was socialized to hate blacks. He claims that he experienced feelings of inferiority and alienation from the society, and that these feelings led to his bigotry and prejudice.
In this lesson, you will explore a number of different concepts through Internet research. You will search for information on the following:
Begin by going to our Search Resources page. Use the Vivisimo search engine.
One by one, type in the following keywords and find ONE article for each topic:
Now write several paragraphs in which you answer the following questions:
Now read the article "Socialization and Culture". Answer the Comprehension Questions at the end of the article, and be sure that you know the definitions of each of the new vocabulary words.
Write a well-organized essay on the following topic:
In waht way(s) do the various agents of socialization work to reinforce feelings of inferiority in the individual? Provide specific examples from Ellis' essay to explain how his prejudice and participation in the KKK were supported by each of the agents of socialization.
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