1. 1. Discuss how Racial Formation and hegemony construct our idea of a specific racial group. Use specific examples. (10 points)
  2. 2. In Race: The Power of an Illusion Episode 3: The House We Live In, at the beginning of the video the geneticist says, The average person on the street thinks that race consists of differences in physical appearance. They also think that from looking at a person’s physical appearance, that they can find out or know more subtle things about them. Race is not a level of biological division that we find in anatomically modern humans. There are no subspecies in the human beings that live today.

    The anthropologist says, And that’s quite shocking to a lot of individuals. When you look and you think you see race, to be told that no, you don’t see race, you just think you see race. That it’s based on your cultural lens, that’s extremely challenging.

    Explain what they were discussing. (10 points)

  3. 3. Discuss how racism and World Systems theory influence the racial demographics of the US? Give specific examples. (10 points)

  4. 4. Discuss how anti Asian racism of the past is similar to the current wave of anti Asian racism in the US. (10 point)

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  6. Few students followed the directions on the, “How to make a good video” webpage. Only 5 students uploaded their videos to the spoken history as instructed to. If you didn’t follow the directions on the webpage or upload your video to my youtube channel, can you explain why? What changes could I make to the web page, or the assignment page to make the assignment any easier or clearer for the student? (5 points)
  7. 6. What is the most important thing you learned in this class that you will remember 5 years from now? How will you apply it to your life? (5 points)

  8. Please do not cheat on this final. Cite your sources as the examples below show. Do not just quote a source without applying critical thinking. Any student can copy, paste, and cite information on the internet. Apply critical thinking skills so I can see you not only understand the question and terminology, but have thought through the answer that you have provided.

    If you use a source from the internet, include a footnote with the url, title, author, page number, and location so I can easily find the quote you used. 

    A sample citation example from a website: What is a hate crime? According to the FBI, A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, the FBI has defined a hate crime as a criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offenders bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity. Hate itself is not a crimeand the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties1

    1:  Hate Crimes, 4th paragraph: Defining a Hate Crime

    A sample citation example from a book: According to Omi, the conquest of America was the first and given the dramatic nature of the case, perhaps the greatest racial formation project.2

    2: Racial Formation in the United States, Michael Omi, Page 62, last paragraph