midterm reflections- reflective assignment 3

March 16, 2008

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I’m not sure these are the questions that need to be asked in order to really get to the heart of these issues… 1. How might you respond to someone who may claim that Black people are simply better at sports because of their race? Give 3 short answers, imagining how to best convince a […]

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final reflections- reflective assignment 4

March 16, 2008

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This was a final class evaluation- 1. Are you a Black Studies major or did you have a similarily strong background in the topics of this class? 2. Which best describes your overall experience in this class? 3. Which of the following activities led to the MOST and LEAST engagement and learning on the topics […]

white habitus

February 23, 2008

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In Racism Without Racists: Colorblind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States, research professor of sociology Eduardo Bonilla-Silva discusses the social and spatial isolation of whites from people of color as rooted in American history and continuing today. He describes the “white habitus” of most whites in America as a “racialized, […]

work in progress

February 20, 2008

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As a work in progress, I am constantly reviewing and revising my work to avoid speaking for someone else or taking someone else’s ideas, to remain accountable and responsible for what I say, to update sources used, to clarify connections made based on the fact that the more I learn, the more I understand the […]

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what we’re reading- BST 410: Topics: White Studies

February 20, 2008

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Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States (2nd edition). Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. , 2006. Loewen, James W. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (2nd edition). New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007. Black Studies 410: Topics: White […]

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looking inward- deconstructing white privilege

February 20, 2008

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I am still feeling really frustrated about how much difficulty we are having as a class with looking at racism as disadvantage but also as advantage. Taking responsibility and being accountable as white people must be done in order to understand what we can do to challenge racism. I believe that I must see how […]

Racism Without Racists- an analysis

February 20, 2008

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Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s Racism Without Racists: Colorblind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States is so important for understanding the new form that racism has taken, “colorblind racism”. This is the racism that I have been observing for quite some time but couldn’t put my finger on. I have heard the 4 […]