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Regarding Racism, Stereotypes, and “The Mask”.  What is racism? Is it a belief? Is it an action?

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1 Regarding Racism, Stereotypes, and “The Mask”

2  What is racism? Is it a belief? Is it an action?

3  What causes racism? What beliefs do people invoke to try to justify racism? In what kinds of situations do we see or find racism?

4  When did you first recognize your own racial, ethnic, religious (or other) identity? What does it mean to you to identify yourself in this way? What do you like most and least about being a member of your group?

5  How has racism affected you or people you know?

6  Do you think most minorities have a positive or negative image of whites? Do you think most whites have a positive or negative image of other races?  What's the biggest misconception blacks have about whites? Whites about blacks?

7  In general, who can or can't say the word? When, if ever, can it be said?

8  How do you feel about the use of the word?

9  Is the use of the word in the classroom different from its use outside the classroom?

10  Is it different to read a text by an African American who uses it than it is to read it in a text by a non-African American? Why or why not?

11  Does the use of the word in a "classic" literary work give it validity outside of the classroom? If so, how?


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