race, culture and gender

race, culture and gender
Assignment Guideline
List of assigned readings:
• Batts, Valerie (2008). Is reconciliation possible? Lessons from combating “modern” racism.
• Bergner, Gwen (2009). Black Children, White Preference: Brown v. Board, the Doll Tests, and the Politics of Self-Esteem. American Quarterly, 61(2), 299-332.
• Williams, P. (1997). The alchemy of race and rights.
• Dangarembga, Tsitsi (2004) Nervous Conditions. [Chapters 6 through 9]
• watch ‘A Girl Like Me’ at: https://youtu.be/YWyI77Yh1Gg?list=PLw-A6NpE3CBdgtAG5HBMAglicCq1-FDFZ (Links to an external site.)
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1) Compare and contrast the experiences shared by the girls in the video with those experienced by Nyasha and Tambu in chapters 6 through 9 of Nervous Conditions.
2) Describe how race and culture exacerbated conflict for Tambu and the girls in the video.
3) Be specific. Refer to the rest of the assigned readings from-Batts (2008); Bergner (2009); and Williams (1997)-as you discuss your examples. These readings provide you a conceptual framework with which to analyze the week’s topics (the interaction between race, culture, and gender); make sure you use them and connect them to your discussion.
4) Finally, what do you think about Batts’ (2008) model for combating modern racism?

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