In the video “How To Tell People They Sound Racist,” Jay Smooth, shares with the viewer a strategy on how to have this conversation. When you are watching the video I would like for you think about his tips for having this discussion. This video is 3 minutes in length you may wish to watch it a couple of times to absorb what Jay is trying to get across.
Please respond the following questions:
- When addressing an issue of a racist comment with someone, would it be difficult in keeping the conversation on “what they did” instead of “what they are?” Why or why not?
- Do you think that following Jay Smooth’s tips for this conversation would work?
In this next video, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race,” Jay Smooth elaborates more about how to have discussions about race. Smooth addresses reasons why the discussions about race and racism do not always go the way we want them to. He offers advice on how both parties in the conversation can find common ground.
Please respond to the following questions:
- When you were given the results at the end of the Implicit Association Test, which group did you have an automatic preference for? How does your result fit Jay Smooth’s theory that people who say things that are racist may not be racist?
- Which two points offered by Jay Smooth were the most significant to you?
- What strategy would you suggest for having conversations about race?
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||02/04/2016 12:00 am