Just as gender is not binary, race is not discrete. Indeed race is not even a concrete classification. What race looks like has varied over time and across countries.
And yet the label has mattered in terms of rights, expectations and outcomes.
For Jan 19: FOR TUESDAY JAN 24:
Do: Measure of implicit bias, https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
Do the Race IAT and any others that interest you. And note: having an implicit bias does not make you prejudiced. We will talk about the difference in class.
Read: The Roots of Implicit Bias in the NYTimes by DEC. 9, 2016
Write: Two-paragraph response paper. First paragraph a summary of the article above. Second your response – agree, disagree, with what conditions.
Planning Ahead: Have Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian finished by Jan 26.
This American Life: Got You Pegged
Follow-up from last week:
The Diseases You Get Only if You Believe in Them aka the penis theft article
What if the implicit bias test show I am prejudiced? Watch this