DUE: THURSDAY APRIL 6
3-4 pages, double space typed
This is a take home essay exam. Please answer the question below. Your answer must include citation from our materials. You can use parenthetical citation when referring to an article (Chang 87), and time stamps when citing the video or audio (10:19).
The excerpt of Doing Race by Marcus and Moya we read gave a schema of race and and the steps that occur when people “do race” (p. 21, table I.2). You can also refer to the PowerPoint available in the same module that I created.
For your first exam, you will apply the schema given by Marcus and Moya and analyze how “race was done” in ONE of the pieces below.
Race, The Power of an Illusion Part 1(Eugenics and “scientific” theories of racial superiority)
Hannah-Jones, School Segregation, The Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson and The Problem We All Live With (focusing on education)
If you chose this, you MUST discuss both the written and audio pieces.
Chang, Eternally Foreign (focusing on citizenship and national belonging)
You will use two texts in your essay,
1. Marcus and Moya
2. ONE of the pieces above.
Your exam should cover the following:
1. A definition/schema of doing race (Marcus and Moya’s) in your own words.
2. An application of each point of the definition to the piece you choose.
a. For this portion, be specific about how people are being sorted, what characteristics are being attributed to groups, how hierarchy is established etc
b. Give details from the text you chose to back up your points. Make sure to include citations.