This essay focuses on a mini essay that you can use to begin drafting your short essay for this issue. Your grade for this assignment will rest on having not only fully answered the questions and having responded to a classmate’s post in a thoughtful way, but also having organized your ideas and having used conventional grammar and sentence structure.
Your grade for this assignment will rest on having not only fully answered the questions
and having responded to a classmate’s post in a thoughtful way, but also having organized your ideas
and having used conventional grammar and sentence structure.
Think of this assignment as a mini essay
1.First, take the “Who Is White?” quiz at https://www.understandingrace.org/LivedExperience.
Think about what knowledge you’re using to answer.
How do you know if your answers are correct?
Or, is there even a right and wrong answer for each nationality?
Share the details of your experience with the quiz with your classmates as part of your reading post.
2.Second, read Rattansi, Racism: A Very Short Introduction, 1-12, 20-44.
As the next part of your reading post, answer the following questions with a high level of evidence and analysis:
When the term “racism” was first coined in the 1930s, largely as a way to describe the Nazi expulsion
(and later extermination) of Jews, in what ways did biological notions of race overlap and intermingle with cultural notions of race?
Drawing on examples from Rattansi’s discussions in chapter 3 (20-44),
when did the idea of race emerge and what varied forms did it take in what historians have often called the early modern period (c. 1500-1800 CE)? 3.
Third, after you have posted your response,
read and respond to a classmate’s post that has not yet received a response from someone else.
If all posts have received a response, then simply choose one.
In your reply, compare your experience and findings with the “Who is White?” quiz with a classmate’s.
How might you account for similarities and differences based on what you have read in Rattansi’s opening chapters?
Note that your response requires you to make explicit use of Rattansi’s examples.