Project #29732 - Race and Racism in the U.S. article with questions and prompts

To write and post your LAST reflection (Worth 40 Points), first read a super sarcastic (but meaningful) 3-4 page article via this link: Article By Kendra James.pdf Note: The article might upset you, remember it is sarcastic, but remember as reflective intellectuals we can still construct meaning of the things we wouldn’t normally want to hear about us or our social groups. Then respond to the following 5 prompts in short 5 paragraphs: Note: This being your final reflection, we are expecting you to do your best, and we will be a little more picky in our grading than usual

 Prompt#1: Kendra James (a Black female college student) appears to be unfairly angry and deliberately attacking the white girls applying to Ivy League Schools in her sarcastic article. Anger and sarcasm aside, what main point is she trying to make here? (5 points) 

 Prompt#2: Why would you agree or disagree (or both agree and disagree) with her somewhat angry message to white girls? To what extent could her somewhat angry message also apply to white boys? (5 points)  

Prompt#3: How do Kendra James’ arguments connect with what Tatum wrote on “White Identity and Affirmative Action” in her Chapter 7 on pages 114-128; as well as what Johnson wrote about the luxury of obliviousness(page 22) and the 2 notions of white privilege, i.e. “unearned entitlements” and “conferred dominance” (pages 22-23)? To earn maximum points here, you need to cite some text from these sections as proof that you actually referred to these sections (10 points) 

Prompt#4: What explicit connections can you make between Kendra James’ article and the 11 Myths about Affirmative Action Vs. Reality Check:(Click here:  Myths about Affirmative Action.pdf )that we discussed in class? Note: You should explicitly identify the actual myths in question from the handout in order to earn full points on this prompt (10 points) 

 

Prompt#5: Watch the 5-minute video clip titled “The Black Bruins”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEO3H5BOlFk and then respond to these questions:  

 1. How are the Black Bruin’s actions related to the Core U.S. Democratic values (Equality, Justice, Liberty, Life and Pursuit of Happiness)? (5 points)   2. Why can’t they just embrace the Core American Cultural Ideals (Individualism, Bootstrapping, Achievement Ideology, Competition, and Meritocracy? Note: check your glossary for meanings of these terms) and therefore “chill” about it? Do you actually share their concern? Why, if you do? Why not, if you don’t? (5 points)



The first article is the first attachment

The myths about Affirmative Action is the second attachment.

The glassary is the 3rd attachment.



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