Write your answer to each of the five questions you choose in essay format, one essay per question, andnota five-page essay addressing five questions;
Each answer should have a with a minimum of one full page in single-space format with font no larger than 12;
Enter your answers in the text box – no uploading necessary or allowed;
Please, number the questions you are answering;
The exam will be checked for plagiarism, copy, and cheating, which means no “group exam projects” (i.e. doing the exam with your friends), no copying text and/or lecture transcripts and/or video transcripts
No quotes. This is a take-home exam with five short essay answers, for this reason quoting texts, lectures, or videos is not allowed, as entering quotes greatly reduces your voice and your answer to the question;
Each essay answer is worth 5 points, for a total of 25 points.
Now the questions:
Focusing on the articles “Internalizing racial identities” and “The Politics of Ethnic Authenticity: Building Native American Identities and Communities,” how does ascribed identity operate on creating a Native ethnic identity? How does internalizing a racial identity “perpetuate the policing of strangers and significant others?”
How does the article “Modern Racism and Anti-Immigration Policies” relate to the documentary 13th? How does ALEC relate to FAIR, Pioneer Fund, and American Renaissance Foundation?
Taking on the aspects presented in the article “White Supremacist Social Movements Online and in a Global Context,” discuss Gabe’s trajectory (“How to Radicalize a Normie”) in becoming a white supremacist.
Focusing on the article “Post-Racial Racism. Racial Stratification and Mass Incarceration in the Age of Obama,” and on the documentary 13th, what are the processes that allow for the maintenance of a systemic racism and a reaffirmation of institutional racism?
Focusing on the articles: “The Politics of Ethnic Authenticity: Building Native American Identities and Communities,” and “Color-Blind Ideology and the Cultural Appropriation of Hip-Hop,”, and on the videos “What is cultural appropriation” and “Cultural appropriation – ContraPoints” (see modules in Canvas). Can politics of identity fight color-blind ideology and cultural appropriation? How would you resolve this problem?
Focusing on the articles: “Asian American Racial Identity Development Theory,” and “Modern Racism and Anti-Immigration Policies.” How can politics of identity change anti-immigrant policies and internalized racial identity? How would you resolve this problem?
Focusing on “Asian American Racial Identity Development Theory,” or “Post-Racial Racism. Racial Stratification and Mass Incarceration in the Age of Obama,” or “Modern Racism and Anti-Immigration Policies” and the documentary 13th, what is the impact of dog-whistle politics in P.O.C’s rights?
Focusing on the lecture on identity politics and the politics of identity and on the ContraPoints video on Baltimore, how does the construction of the black individual identity relate to Baltimore’s case?