Reference no: EM131065239
You will be graded on the following:
1) COMPOSITION: grammar, syntax, spelling, organization
2) CONTENT: information & data
3) CREATIVITY: originality of approach and ideas
4) CRITICAL ANALYSIS: sociological imagination
5) CITATION: sources; references of each textbook, each film clip, online MOODLE posts, class lectures/discussion, bibliography/works cited -page.
In order to provide a critical analysis, in addition to sourcing your required readings, film clips, lectures, & class discussion posts, your paper must demonstrate knowledge of the course materials and explain the various ways in which the literature/texts discuss "race."
Please answer the following questions:
What is "race? Explain race as an essentialist concept and race as a social construct. Furthermore, incorporate Michael Omi & Howard Winant's notion of "race" and "racial formation." Incorporate Bonilla-Silva's notion of "race." How have you thought about and explained this concept, "race" in your everyday life before you took this course? Race as an essence? Race as a social construction? What about now? How have you experienced "race" in your everyday life? How have you distinguished "race" from "ethnicity" and "nationality?" How has "race" informed and influenced your humanity?" How has it not informed and influenced your humanity? How is "race" different from and yet related to concepts of "ethnicity," "national origin," and "identity?" How is "race" being discussed in the 2016 elections? As an essence? As a social contruction
Discuss who you are and how has ‘race' affected, influenced & informed who you are. What is the difference between "race" and "racism?‘ "race" and "racialization?"
If "race" has not affected, influenced or informed who you are, then, explain how and why it has not.
Remember: one of the underlying assumptions of this course is that, "Even when it's not about race, it's always about race."