Deviance/Race and Ethnicity

1. What is Deviance? How do gangs represent deviant behavior? 2. Why do people join gangs? 3. What functions does deviance provide society? Additionally, what functions do gangs provide for its members? 4. What dysfunctions does deviance present for society? Additionally, what dysfunctions do gangs cause for individual members and society at large? In South Africa, what ways do people in the community or in other gangs identify (identity markers, other symbols, values, norms, rituals, language) gang members? Based on the clip from the documentary “A Class Divided”
1. How is the exercise carried out in the classroom? What is its purpose? What examples of prejudice and discrimination did you see in the classroom experiment? 2. Based on this exercise, what were the negative outcomes for the students?
Based on the Growing Hate ( video:
Read through the chapter on Race and look over the sociological theories of Prejudice (9.3) and then watch the Growing Hate ( video. As you watch the video select examples of individuals or situations that fit within the Sociological Theories of Prejudice:
1. Scapegoat 2. Authoritarian Personality 3. Functionalism 4. Conflict theory 5. Symbolic interaction Explain how your chosen example fits in with the theory you have placed it with.