Links to Websites for Research on Race and Ethnicity
if you use any of these resources in writing a paper for this course,
remember to cite it in your bibliography!
The U.S. Census Bureau: Your first stop for statistics on the U.S. population or for smaller regions within the U.S. Lots of data on education, population, income, and other detailed aspects of life are available.
CensusScope: A easy visual browser for some of the most frequently used Census data that creates tables, graphs, and maps for local areas and states.
SocialExplorer: A site that helps you explore data in map/geographic form, brought to you by QC's own Anthony Beveridge.
Implicit Association Test: If you have some free time, this website purports to be able to determine your deep-seated prejudices through a test of your reaction to various images.
Interested in affirmative action? The "Affirmative Action and Diversity Page" at the University of California Santa Barbara has lots of resources, both pro and con.
The Anti-Defamation League has lots of resources on anti-Semitism and on anti-racist activism.
How to conduct a media audit, one of many ways to analyze the depiction of racial or ethnic groups in the media.
Materials from the Ellis Island Foundation on the immigrant experience: look at discussions of family history and at timelines of important events affecting immigration flows.
A bibliography of resources on race, gender, and class hosted on the American sociological association website.
Dakota Woman, a family history paper you can use in starting to think about writing your own papers.
A guide to writing media analysis papers, which while being targetted at people interested in poverty and philanthropy, may be useful in thinking about your own meida papers.
Groups within sociology focusing on issues of race and ethnicity:
--The Association of Black Sociologists
--The American Sociological Association Section on Asia and Asian America
--The American Sociological Association Section on Latino/a Sociology
--The American Sociological Association Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities
--The American Sociological Association Section on Race, Gender, and Class
For fun, some quizzes on your knowledge about the history of various racial groups in the U.S.
--Black History Quiz
--Asian American Heritage Quiz
--Test your Knowledge about Race
--Hispanic American Trivia Quiz
Interested in race and genetics? Check out Ancestry by DNA, a private company aiming to sell you a service that will tell you your genetic racial ancestry. Follow it up by browsing Is Race "Real"? This site is a web forum featuring articles by notable social and natural scientists on issues of race and genetics.