Question Description

After watching The Story We Tell – Race: The Power of an Illusion video (http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-about-02….), answer each of the following questions in your initial post:

  • Reflect on the title of the film. What is the significance?
  • What are some ways that race or ethnicity has been used to rationalize or justify inequality? To what extent has race been used to divert attention and even responsibility away from oppressors and instead toward their targets?
  • This unit’s reading presents two hypotheses for understanding the contact situation, or the ways in which groups come in contact with another: the Noel hypothesis and the Blauner hypothesis. Choose one of the contact situations presented in the video and explain which hypothesis you think works best for describing and understanding the relationship that formed between the groups you chose.

After watching The Story We Tell – Race: The Power of an Illusion video (http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-about-02….), answer each of the following questions in your initial post:Reflect on the title of the film. What is the significance?What are some ways that race or ethnicity has been used to rationalize or justify inequality? To what extent has race been used to divert attention and even responsibility away from oppressors and instead toward their targets?This unit’s reading presents two hypotheses for understanding the contact situation, or the ways in which groups come in contact with another: the Noel hypothesis and the Blauner hypothesis. Choose one of the contact situations presented in the video and explain which hypothesis you think works best for describing and understanding the relationship that formed between the groups you chose.