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Assignment #8: Race Unit


RACE UNIT (US History I)
Reconstruction/Jasper Questions

How do you define racism? Explain your answer in at least 3 sentences.

How does Reconstruction connect to the Jasper murder of James Byrd in 1998?

Do you believe any of these injustices suffered by African Americans during Reconstruction are still problems today? If YES, give examples. If NO, explain why not.

Voting rights

Segregation

Lynching

Two Towns of Jasper (Discussion Questions) Choose 5

What happens when people are judged by the way they look?

What is prejudice? List examples of how prejudice causes some people to stereotype others.

What are some examples of prejudice resulting in unfair treatment of people?

Why do you think some people are prejudiced?

What is tolerance? List examples of how people practice tolerance or respect towards others.

What do people gain or lose from respecting or not respecting others diversity?

What do you think the United States and the world gain or lose from respecting or not respecting diversity?

What are some things that can happen when people practice intolerance over a long period of time?

What can people do to help create an environment that encourages respect for all persons?

Two Towns of Jasper (Movie Analysis Questions)

Does this film deepen your understanding of racism or prejudice? How does it contradict or confirm what you believe about people who hold racist views?

Think of one or two words that describe what you feel. Did any particular scene, person, or comment stand out in your mind? Why that one? Which character in the film did you most identify with and why?

What is the significance of the films title? Describe the reaction of each town to the murder and the trials. What accounts for the differences? In what ways are the actions and perceptions of individuals in the film influenced by their race, and in what ways are they influenced by other factors such as gender, generation, family relationships, or personality traits like how people deal with anger and grief?

Take 4 Questions (Race Discussion)

What is the difference between race, ethnicity and culture in your mind? Use any words you can to describe each.

What do you think about the use of n------ (racial slur) among teens, in music or among friends? Is there any difference or can using it present serious problems and misunderstandings? What potential problems could occur when even African Americans use this word?

One of the African American girls says, You [whites] still benefit from this. I want you to claim it. What does she mean? Do you understand her point of view? Do you agree? Why or why not?

Do you agree that our society forces students to choose between one of two races (for biracial people)? Why do you think that is? Do you agree with it? Why or why not?

One African American teen said, If one black person steals from a store, we all suffer. What do you think he meant? Do you agree? Why or why not?

Take 6 Questions (Erics Interview)

What happens to people when they feel powerless? When they feel disrespected? Why are these people most likely to disrespect others?

What can be done to help people feel respected and powerful? What is up to the individual person? What can others do?

How has Erics past shaped his present? Do you think it will continue to shape his future? Is there hope for him?

What can society do to reduce the number of hate groups? What can young people do to prevent hate groups from gaining more membership and more power?

Eyes on the Prize Question

Imagine yourself as a participant in one of the stories you have seen (Emmitt Till, Rosa Parks, Sit Ins, Little Rock 9, March on Washington, etc.). Write a one page account of who you are (then) and what you would do. Describe people, events, settings, and action.

Final Question (Test Grade)

Connect all of the stories we have seen or heard so far

Reconstruction, black codes, the murder of James Byrd, photos of lynching, teens discussing race, hate group map & hate crimes online, a Skinhead Interview, the Civil Rights Movement, and sorting people by race online.

Explain how they are all connected and what they mean to us today.

Write at least one page (or more) to fully answer the question and explain your position. Thanks.



-- Edited by mre at 14:51, 2007-12-20

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Ronnie

Date:

RACE UNIT (US History I)
Reconstruction/Jasper Questions

How do you define racism? Explain your answer in at least 3 sentences.

How does Reconstruction connect to the Jasper murder of James Byrd in 1998?

Do you believe any of these injustices suffered by African Americans during Reconstruction are still problems today? If YES, give examples. If NO, explain why not.

Voting rights

Segregation

Lynching

Two Towns of Jasper (Discussion Questions) Choose 5 What happens when people are judged by the way they look? They go the jail like that

What is prejudice? List examples of how prejudice causes some people to stereotype others.

What are some examples of prejudice resulting in unfair treatment of people?

Why do you think some people are prejudiced?They are scared about something

What is tolerance? List examples of how people practice tolerance or respect towards others.

What do people gain or lose from respecting or not respecting others diversity? They lose there power

What do you think the United States and the world gain or lose from respecting or not respecting diversity? They suck

What are some things that can happen when people practice intolerance over a long period of time? They get used to it

What can people do to help create an environment that encourages respect for all persons? Stop the killing

Two Towns of Jasper (Movie Analysis Questions) Does this film deepen your understanding of racism or prejudice? How does it contradict or confirm what you believe about people who hold racist views? Yes if help us understand of what is going on

Think of one or two words that describe what you feel. Did any particular scene, person, or comment stand out in your mind? Why that one? Which character in the film did you most identify with and why?

What is the significance of the films title? Describe the reaction of each town to the murder and the trials. What accounts for the differences? In what ways are the actions and perceptions of individuals in the film influenced by their race, and in what ways are they influenced by other factors such as gender, generation, family relationships, or personality traits like how people deal with anger and grief?

Take 4 Questions (Race Discussion) What is the difference between race, ethnicity and culture in your mind? Use any words you can to describe each.

What do you think about the use of n------ (racial slur) among teens, in music or among friends? Is there any difference or can using it present serious problems and misunderstandings? What potential problems could occur when even African Americans use this word?

One of the African American girls says, You [whites] still benefit from this. I want you to claim it. What does she mean? Do you understand her point of view? Do you agree? Why or why not?

Do you agree that our society forces students to choose between one of two races (for biracial people)? Why do you think that is? Do you agree with it? Why or why not?

One African American teen said, If one black person steals from a store, we all suffer. What do you think he meant? Do you agree? Why or why not?

Take 6 Questions (Erics Interview)

What happens to people when they feel powerless? When they feel disrespected? Why are these people most likely to disrespect others?

What can be done to help people feel respected and powerful? What is up to the individual person? What can others do?

How has Erics past shaped his present? Do you think it will continue to shape his future? Is there hope for him?

What can society do to reduce the number of hate groups? What can young people do to prevent hate groups from gaining more membership and more power?

Eyes on the Prize Question

Imagine yourself as a participant in one of the stories you have seen (Emmitt Till, Rosa Parks, Sit Ins, Little Rock 9, March on Washington, etc.). Write a one page account of who you are (then) and what you would do. Describe people, events, settings, and action.

Final Question (Test Grade)

Connect all of the stories we have seen or heard so far

Reconstruction, black codes, the murder of James Byrd, photos of lynching, teens discussing race, hate group map & hate crimes online, a Skinhead Interview, the Civil Rights Movement, and sorting people by race online.

Explain how they are all connected and what they mean to us today.

Write at least one page (or more) to fully answer the question and explain your position. Thanks.



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Mark Gent

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All these stories are connected because they have to do with making other people feel less than them or powerless. The black codes were about keeping blacks at a different level after the war. Even though the blacks were no longer slaves, the white people made sure they werent equal. James Byrd was killed by white racists. This however was a step in the right direction because this was the first time in Jasper that a white man was sentenced to death for the killing of a black man. Photos of lynching are used to scare the victims and are considered hate crimes. The skinheads are a group that caused a lot of violence. These things mean a lot to us today because it shows how much we have overcome and helps us not to make the same mistakes. Also some of these groups like the KKK and the skinheads are still around today and people need to know all the bad things they have done in their past so they wont support them or join them.



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Ronnie De Barros

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This however was a step in the right direction because this was the first time in Jasper that a white man was sentenced to death for the killing of a black man. Photos of lynching are used to scare the victims and are considered hate crimes. The skinheads are a group that caused a lot of violence. These things mean a lot to us today because it shows how much we have overcome and helps us not to make the same mistakes. Also some of these groups like the KKK and the skinheads are still around today and people need to know all the bad things

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