Week 1 Reading Questions

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Week One Reading Questions Kennedy – “Civil Rights and Black Identity” 1) For each author, what is the “problem” that they define? What are the proposed solutions? 2) At what points to these authors agree? And where are they different? Bloom – “Introduction: Out Virtue” 1) What is relativism and why does Bloom take issue with it? 2) What effects has “openness” had on education? 3) What does Bloom see as redeeming about having prejudices? How does his definition differ from the way we traditionally think about prejudice? 4) What system of openness does Bloom propose? Lorde - “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House” 1) What does Lorde argue is problematic about the way diversity is enacted at the conference and in feminism more generally? In turn, how does she propose that we think about difference? “Difference must be not mrely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic” (19). 2) Why will the master’s tools never dismantle the master’s house?
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2008 for the course DOC 1 taught by Professor Gilson during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.

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