Informal Response to Letter from Birmingham City Jail

Racism, Sexism, and Human Rights • bell hooks, Ain't I a Woman? • Cornel West, Race Matters • Suzanne Pharr, Homophobia as a Weapon of Sexism • Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail • Vine Deloria, Jr., Sacred Places and Moral Responsibility Globalization, Ter...

Diversity Changes at the Societal Level

Discrimination has persisted in countries all over the world, despite legislation prohibiting it. Briefly describe changes other than legislation that are necessary at the societal level in order to foster a culture of diversity.

Privacy in Today's Society

What is your position on national ID cards? What is privacy? What does it mean to have privacy? How might people change their arguments based on the kinds of technology that we have today—smart phones, GPS trackers, spyware, and more. Is privacy achievable in our advanced state of technological de...

The Importance of Diversity Education

What role does diversity education play in eliminating racial profiling, police misconduct, and judicial treatment against minorities in America?

Crenshaw's Intersectionality and Oppression of Women of Color

Crenshaw argues that it is often the intersectionality of "preexisting vulnerabilities [which come] to create yet another dimension of disempowerment" for women of colour (484). What are these "preexisting vulnerabilities" and how do they impact women who are experiencing domestic violence? Maximum...

Women's racial attitudes are briefly contrasted.

According to Dorothy Roberts in "Black Women and the Pill", how do African American women's attitudes towards birth control differ from those of white women? According to Roberts, on what basis are African American women justified regarding attempts by white women to control the fertility of African...

Combahee River Collective & Gloria Anzaldua

Read THE COMBAHEE RIVER COLLECTIVE: "The Combahee River Collective Statement," copyright © 1978 by Zillah Eisenstein. (http://circuitous.org/scraps/combahee.html) 1). Why did the Combahee River Collective develop as a separate political organization for Black lesbian feminists? What was the ideo...

"Who Owns America?:Minority Land and Community Security"

1) In paragraphs 1 and 3 what distinction does LaDuke make between her conception of land and the European conception? 2) Why was Spirit Lake renamed Devil's Lake and what does this example tell us about "cultural bias"? What is "cultural bias"? 3) Why is the naming process of America one of t...

Ethnic and Race Issues: School Funding

Please refer to the attachments for the case studies. 1. Regarding the issue of school funding, what inequalities exist? 2. What are some of the strategies proposed by the authors of this week's readings to eradicate said inequalities? 3. Do you think they could be effective? Why or why not? If...

"Who Owns America? Minority Land and Community Security"

1) Brief summary, main points 2) Tone, Rhetorical, Irony? 3) Why is land so significant for LaDuke and the indigenous? 4) For LaDuke, what are the differences between indigenous and Euro-American conceptions of land? Are the differences reconcilable? Why or why not? 5) Why is "the naming process...

Racism in America

1. Discuss the debate over the origins of racism, comparing and contrasting the psycho-cultural argument and the socio-economic argument. What implications does this historical debate hold for Americans today as we grapple with racism? 2. What is the "racial wealth gap?" Discuss the origins of t...

Newt Gingrich's racial statements about Obama

There is another race issue moving to the front of the media. Newt Gingrich has continued to use a term for Obama i.e. The Food Stamp President in his GOP debates. A year and a half ago - Eric Holder the US Atty General commented that Americans were cowards about facing the race question which I the...

Annotated Outline

Prepare an annotated outline for your project. Prepare an annotated bibliography for your project that consists of 8 to 10 references. My topic is " Being a Black Male."

Workplace Issues

Write down a situation you have observed in the workplace for each of the following terms: prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination. How were the situations handled? How would you suggest that they be resolved?

Race notions

Race does not distinguish humans from one another biologically. Why is it a persistent social issue? Why do misconceptions about race persist, and what can people do to dispel these misconceptions?

"Race Matters" by Cornel West

In "Race Matters" by Cornel West, the author claims that part of our problem in addressing race in this country is that we refuse to acknowledge that political and economic structures are inseparable from behavior. In the documentary "Beyond the Colorline" by Henry Louis Gates, the director suppo...

Race and Ethnicity Discrimination

Please define the difference between race and ethnicity. I need examples of discrimination against a culture, race, or ethnic group in this country and an explanation of why the discrimination exists and a description of the ways the discrimination has affected the people of this country. Additional...

Black Panthers and Race Theory

The Ten Point Plan 1. WE WANT FREEDOM. WE WANT POWER TO DETERMINE THE DESTINY OF OUR BLACK AND OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES. We believe that Black and oppressed people will not be free until we are able to determine our destinies in our own communities ourselves, by fully controlling all the institution...

Fair Laws

Would you deem these as being constitutional? Why or why not? Can you explain this to me? AIRLINES - If the airlines want to ban all individuals of middle-eastern descent from flying during peak hours, what standard must their action meet to pass Constitutional scrutiny? CELL PHONES - Stat...

Machismo, Marianismo, and the Latin American Culture

Discuss the concepts of "Machismo" and "Marianismo." How similar or different are Latin American women's roles today as compared to the past? If different, what brought about the change? Compare women's roles in Latin American countries with other countries such as the United States?