Beyond the standard focus on individual authors, the purpose of this assignment is to engage in a more comprehensive analysis of issues addressed in this course. First, in a 700-1000 word essay (not including endnotes) with an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion, analyze one of the following topics:
1. Racial Identity in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: What are the historical roots of racial identification, and what are the current instances that demonstrate how this has changed or remained the same?
2. Class Vs Race- Based on the histories we have read, has skin color or economic status more relevant in achieving one’s goals in the past, and what are current examples of how this has changed or remained the same?
3. Racial marginalization and isolation-What are the historical roots of racial marginalization for African-Americans and specific antiblackness, and what are the current instances that demonstrate how this has changed or remained the same?
Second, for each of the five (minimum) sources on your Works Cited page, write one paragraph (three to five sentences) that both describes and evaluates the content of the document. This is in preparation for your upcoming final project, so take the time to carefully read and select your sources. PLEASE DO NOT CITE WIKIPEDIA!
Brown, Anthony. "Counter-memory and Race: An Examination of." The Journal of Negro Education 79.1 (2010): 54-65. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.
This article contains information on the portrayal of African Americans by Whites during the time period immediately following the Civil War. The negative constructs of African Americans during this time created a society in which African Americans were treated as second class. The article explains the struggle to overcome the negative views of Whites.
Your University Racial Identity in the Twentieth and the Twenty-first Century Your name Course Number Professor`s name Paper Due date Introduction The way how racial identity was constructed for an American (the African American and the White Americans) has been very conflicted and changing as time goes. This is because of the constant tug-of-war between the past racial inequality that dominated their culture and the present liberal movements proliferating in popular consciousness. However, the author strongly believes that it is not enough to just focus on the current news and texts about the state of inequality today if we were to understand it. Rather, he believes that it is crucial to look at how these volatile and inconsistent social categories were invented, re-invented, and changed through the years â€“ More specifically, in the Twentieth and the Twenty-first centuries (Prentiss 64). By doing this historical analysis, one can see how the person perceives his identity has changed and how well the movements that advocated this did in trying to break down the barriers between races. Thus, seeing its importance the author dedicated this article into providing a historical analysis that would look at how identity is conceptualized by history, culture, and society over time. Racial Identity in the Twentieth and the Twenty-first centuries The author believes that one`s creation of identity has no inherent and innate bias in t...