Vilna Bashi Treitler’s “The Ethnic Project”: Successful, Struggling and Failed Groups

Select a case study from Vilna Bashi Treitler’s “The Ethnic Project” and describe whether they agree with her categorization of the group’s ethnic project as successful, struggling, or failed.

Demonstrate an understanding of Bashi Treitler’s definition of successful, struggling, or failed projects. Summarize Bashi Treitler’s description of your selected group’s ethnic project and explain how the group has been historically racialized. Indicate whether you agree or disagree with Bashi Treitler’s description and provide empirical evidence to support your position. Explain the current status of the group in relation to the U.S. racial hierarchy and discuss how the group’s racial categorization and position have changed over time (from the 18th century through the present).