answer 3 out of the 4 ethnic studies questions
- Answer 3 of the following questions: 2 pages each, 12-point font; double spaced for each question. Cite course lectures and readings. Due on December 10 by noon.
- How does the civil rights movement among blacks, Native Americans, Latinos, and Asians change the nature of race relations in the United States? Describe the system of racial domination before the civil rights movement and how it changes in the post-civil rights era. (Lytle-Hernandez, Pulido)
- How does the war on drugs and the war on immigrants affect people of color in the post-civil rights era? What is the relationship between the buildup of the US prison system and the system of migration control? (Lytle Hernandez, Garcia Hernandez, and Angela Davis)
- What is neoliberalism and what is authoritarian neoliberalism? How does this neoliberal form of governance emerge to limit and roll back the gains made by people of color in social movements over the last 40 years? How does it present a real threat to democracy? (Gonzales, Tucker, Beltran)
- How does one reconcile the theory of anti-blackness with the desire for unity between blacks and people of color in the era of authoritarian neoliberalism? What are the challenges to forging such a unity according to Vargas and what are the possibilities of such a unity according to Gonzales? (Costa Vargas and Gonzalez
- Readings to use and cite in paper
- Jeffrey A. Tucker
The civil rights movement was a nonviolent campaign that led to laws that protect Americans regardless of color, nationality, or race. The civil rights movement was a success as it dismantled segregation in South America, spreading awareness of black heritage (Davis, 5). The movement’s main aim was to change the nature of race relations, secure protection and recognition among Americans. Since the civil rights movement, there have been improved relations between different ethnic groups in America, evident in schools, health care, and even governance. For instance, there were schools for white kids and separate schools for people of color before that. Right now, any kid can attend any school. Even though racism is complex and hard to end, at least the people of color have a place and say in America.