SWBAT give examples of how race has been used as a tool of divisiveness SWBAT to see how the hegemony has been able to change the definition of race over time
Define the term culture What is affected by culture? Does culture have a plural or singular nature?
What is race? In your own words? How have we redefined the word race? What is the biological foundation of race? Where did the concept race originate from? Why did the people in charge feel a need to separate the races?
For generations I would argue that in the US, the concept of race has been polarized between black and white. How do you think the recent immigration issues in the US may challenge those views?
The American Revolution Who had privileges of full citizenship? White males
Read through paragraph 3 What other groups were in the US at the time? How did Congress react to Charles Sumners Suggestion?
What words were used to describe the “others”? Why do you think that other groups were described like this?
Who is white? Who decides who is white? Read through paragraph 4
Who was making the distinction of whiteness? Were the Chinese considered white? What were they?
Immigration 1924 Who’s being included? Who’s being excluded? 1965 Who’s being included? Who’s being excluded? P.9 1991-1994 Who’s being included? Who’s being excluded?
Who decides which differences matter? How is that point of view enforced? What do the Supreme Court rulings suggest about the meaning of race? What do they suggest about race and its relationship to power?
Census-I looked for the results of the 2010 census-empty handed What do the numbers suggest about the 1965 law? What do they suggest about the 1990 law?
That the 1990 law has racial and ethnic biases built into it. What are those biases? How are they held to the ones held in earlier US history? What differences seem most striking?