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CH 11 pp 393-407


  1. Compare and contrast the three responses to racial inequality: colorblindness, multiculturalism and racial democracy.
  2. What did the case of Plessy v. Ferguson decide?
  3. Which Supreme Court justice wrote the dissent?
  4. What did he write?
  5. What did Ricci v. deStefano decide?
  6. What did Gratz v. Bollinger decide?
  7. Who is Eduardo Bonilla-Silva? How did he define the “linguistic manners and rhetorical strategies” of color-blindness?
  8. What did Gutman say about color-blindness (the entire quote)?
  9. Who were St. John de Crevecoeur; Israel Zangwill?
  10. Give two facts about the sociologist Robert Park. What are the four stages of his “race relations cycle”?
  11. How does Kallen end his essay on hyphenation (the entire quote)? What are the limits of hyphenation?
  12. What did Anderson say about race relations in the workplace (entire quote)?
  13. What is the “cosmopolitan canopy”?
  14. What did Du Bois write about multiculturalism (the entire quote)?
  15. What did Lew Mumford write about the slumlord (the entire quote)?
  16. In three sentences, describe the photo on page 404.
  17. What would racial justice look like in the field of housing? Education?
  18. Does the cosmopolitan individual see racial difference? Why or why not?
  19. How do the authors connect racial justice with the fictional characters in Moby Dick, Ishmael and Queequeg?
  20. What did Charles Horton Cooley have to say about intelligence (the entire quote)?



CH 11 pp 408-422

TOWARD RACIAL DEMOCRACY: How do we bring about change?

  1. Name and define the four levels of change that are necessary to achieve racial democracy.
  2. What is the problem with an individual asserting that, “I’m so tired of hearing about racism”?
  3. Why do people of color come to terms with their racial identity earlier than most whites?
  4. Describe the encounter at the mall of the white parents who had adopted nonwhite children with their white friend.
  5. What did Du Bois mean by people of color having a “double consciousness” (the entire quote)?
  6. How do the authors of your text define double consciousness?
  7. Name and describe the four techniques to hold racist individuals accountable.
  8. What do the researchers in the race traitor literature call for?
  9. Why is diversity management insufficient for dismantling racism (two reasons)?
  10. Give examples of antidiscrimination laws.
  11. Give examples of what William Julius Wilson’ nonracial solutions to end racism.
  12. What did Cesar Chavez say on reflection of a lifetime of leading the UFW (the entire quote)?
  13. Describe how workers in Hawaii formed a multiracial movement against sugar plantation owners.
  14. Describe the Hawaii sugar workers strike of 1946, including how long it lasted.
  15. What did Frank Wu say about the efforts of an interracial labor movement (the entire quote)?
  16. What is the 80/20 phenomenon?
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