Choose ONE of the topics below. Write a 500-750 essay that answers the prompt. Your essay should have an introduction, at least two body paragraphs, and a short conclusion. Use examples from throughout Parts 1 and 2 (and 3 if you are reading ahead.) You should complete this sometime this week. I will be holding a study group on Thursday. Watch for the notification.1.
Antiracism, assimilationism, and segregationism are three major standpoints that, Kendi explains, Americans across history apply to race. Select one event from Kendi’s text and explain how each of these three perspectives contributed to its occurrence, and how each event responded to it.
How does gender contribute to Kendi’s discussion of race? Select three events or movements across time that evoke views of race and gender at the time. Use these examples to explain how Kendi views the relationship between masculinity and femininity in the development of racist and antiracist movements, language, and art.
How does science relate to racist ideas? Kendi reaches across centuries to show the scientific, or pseudo-scientific, roots of the idea of race. How do biologists and medical scientists connect to the production of racist policies and ideas? Name at least three major thinkers, movements, or events as you make your connections.
Select one black artist, or group of artists, that Kendi names in his text. Use this artist’s or group’s career, work, and environment to answer the question: how does art enhance, complicate, and/or promote the development of racist or antiracist thought in America?