◦Your response should be 3-4, double-spaced, standard pages. ◾Be sure to craft a tightly-written thesis statement to focus your essay.
◦For full credit, make sure to have proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar, and to properly apply in-text MLA or APA format (paper formatting and MLA/APA in-text citations) when integrating the book readings, web readings, and web videos into your essay.
•Content ◦Do not use outside sources to answer these questions-for primary sources. Again, bring mainly the Unit 1 and Unit 2 book readings, web readings, and web videos into your essay. ◾Well-supported papers will incorporate a wide range of course materials.
◦Be sure to fully answer all parts of the question(s) being asked.
◦Avoid merely summarizing the information from our course materials in your paper. Instead, provide analysis of how the SOC 350 material specifically supports your response to the exam question. The suggested length for this essay answer is 300 words; it should be rich in citations from the readings.
Please use the following to create Essay.
theory 1.Part I Introduction: The Social Construction of Difference: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, Paula Rothenberg, pp. 7-12
2.Imagine a Country, 2012, Holly Sklar, pp. 324-334
3.Domination & Subordination, Jean Baker Miller, pp. 110-116
4.Oppression, Marilyn Frye, pp. 149-152
5.The Problem of Discrimination, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, pp. 263-273
6.Defining Racism: “Can We Talk?”, Beverly Daniel Tatum, pp. 125-132
7.Constructing Race, Creating White Privilege, Pem Davidson Buck, pp. 33-38
8.White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh, pp. 175–179
9.Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life, Annette Lareau, pp. 180-188
1.Class in America: 2012, Gregory Mantsios, pp. 189-207
2.Deconstructing the Underclass, Herbet Gans, pp. 104-109
3.”Nickel and Dimed” from The American Ruling Class (about 10 mins), Bill Moyers
4.Cause of Death: Inequality, Alejandro Reuss, pp. 389-393
5.Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid, Jonathan Kozol, pp. 627-640
6.College Choices Are Limited for Students From Needy Families, Report Says, Stephen Burd, pp. 308-309
7.Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson on Engineered Inequality (36:01), Bill Moyers
8.The Making of the American 99% and the Collapse of the Middle Class, Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich, pp. 350-354
9.Wealth Gaps Rise To Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics: Twenty-to-One, Kochhar, Fry, & Taylor, pp. 355-361
race: creating and maintaining the color line
1.”The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” (11:58), Michelle Alexander
2.Arrest of Black Men (5:47), Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
3.A Class Divided (46:00), Frontline
4.The Ethics of Living Jim Crow: An Autobiographical Sketch, Richard Wright, pp. 23-32
5.The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia: “Using Objects of Intolerance to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice”
· Scroll through “The Museum and exhibits” tabs
7.C.P. Ellis, Studs Terkel, pp. 482-492
8.Without Sanctuary: Photographs and Postcards of Lynching in America,
· Scroll through menu
· NOTE: these are highly sensitive images via photo/video. You may skip if you find disturbing.
9.The Black Codes, W.E.B. Du Bois, pp. 532-539
10.Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857, pp. 524–527
11.Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954, pp. 556–560
12.Brown v. Board of Education: In Pursuit of Freedom and Equality Traveling Exhibit
race: ethnicity and nationality
1.Racial Formations, Michael Omi and Howard Winant, pp. 13-22
2.Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of America, Mae Ngai, pp. 224-234
3.Smells Like Racism, Rita Chaudhry Sethi, pp. 141-148
4.Immigration’s Aftermath, Alejandro Portes, pp. 397-400
5.Color-Blind Racism, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, pp. 133-140
6.Part VII Introduction: How it Happened: Race and Gender Issues in U.S. Law, pp. 493-500
7.Nina Jablonski Breaks the Illusion of Skin Color (14:48), Ted Talks
8.RACE – The Power of an Illusion, PBS ◦Click on the “Learn More” button to work through the Modules
9.Civilize Them with a Stick, Mary Brave Bird (Crow Dog) and Richard Erodes, pp. 410-413
10.Indian Tribes: A Continuing Quest . . ., U.S. Commission on Human Rights, p. 499-503
11.For Many Latinos, Racial Identity is More Culture than Color, Mireya Navarro, pp. 238-241
12.People v. Hall, 1854, pp. 522-523
13.Yellow, Frank Wu, pp. 422-425
14.How Jews Became White Folks: and What That Says About Race in America, Karen Brodkin, 39-53
15.Then Came the War, Yuri Kochiyama, pp. 414-421
16.Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites ◦Click through the Menu items on the left
17.Presumed Guilty: American Muslims and Arabs (28:56), Making Contact: National Radio Project
18.The Arab Woman and I, Mona Fayad, pp. 426-427