Each submission should be about 500 words, double-spaced with the use of complete sentences and correct grammar. Points will vary by question as noted below and based on the amount of aIDitional research required.
The last time I heard someone talking down to someone because of a stereotype, I
Frequently, we can see prejudices all around us but not in ourselves. Explain why that is and what you do when you recognize prejudice in yourself. (5 points)
What does Patricia Williams’s personal testimony about the experiences of her son at a small nursery school in The Emperor’s New Clothes (RDSJ, pp. 119-124) tell you about the impact of race in everyday life? What does Patricia Williams’s personal testimony tell you about the impact of a color blind ideology?
How does bell hooks reverse and contradict the usual, expected hierarchies of race and class in her article in RDSJ, pp. 199-202? Do you find her language, her attitude, and/or her analysis of white poverty surprising? What new insight do you have about her analysis of race/class at this individual, local level? (Be sure to consider the interactions of race and class historically, culturally, or systemically.)