Lesson 5 Discussion
Think of a task that one of the social groups to which you belong is considered to be particularly good (or poor) at. Do you think the cultural stereotypes about your group have ever influenced your performance on a task? Minimum length is 1 page (250 words).
Lesson 5 Assignment
Read “Exploring Unintentional Racism: The Case of Tim Banks” (located in your textbook, but here is the PDF file for easy access.)
On a Microsoft word document, answer the following questions: (APA format is not required unless you utilize outside resources)
1. Do you agree with the instructor’s conclusion that he is a racist? Explain your answer.
2. How would you characterize the difference between the racism of the bus drivers and the racism of the instructor? Are both kinds equally prevalent in our society, and to what degree are they both destructive?
3. Can you think of any examples of racism in your experience? How are they similar to and different from this example? Was your experience nearer the “bus driver” end of the racism continuum or more like the instructor’s “racism”?
There is no minimum length requirement, but make certain to answer the questions completely.
Lesson 6 Discussion 1
Have you ever confronted or failed to confront a person who you thought was expressing prejudice or discriminating? Why did you confront (or not confront) that person, and how did doing so make you feel? (150 Words)
Lesson 6 Discussion 2
After graduating from college, you obtain a job in a medium-sized city in the Midwest and rent an apartment in a house in a nearby town. A family with an African American father and white mother has recently moved into a house down the street. You think nothing of it, but you begin to hear some of the neighbors expressed concern that the neighborhood “has begun to change.” Then one night a brick is thrown through the window of the new family’s home, and around the brick is wrapped the message, “Go back to where you came from!” Since you’re new to the neighborhood yourself, you don’t want to make waves, but you are also shocked by this act of racial hatred. You can speak up somehow or you can stay quiet. What do you decide to do? Why? (150 Words)
Reading Resources and Videos
(Chernega, J. (2015 Jul 6). Let’s Talk About Race. YouTube) https://youtu.be/Rf8q-8gbfrw