History 0892 First Written Assignment

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History 0892 First Written Assignment Due Friday November 5 Toni Morrison notes that race has functioned as a metaphor necessary for the  “construction of Americanness”: in the creation of our national identity, “Americanness”  has been defined as “white.” Not to be “white” is to be designated as the “Other”— different, inferior and unassimilable. (Ronald Takaki, A Different Mirror , page 4)  How has this dynamic been presented in recent American films? Please view one of the  following: Do the Right Thing LaBamba Real Women Have Curves Snow Falling on Cedars Crash The Great Debaters In a 4-5 page paper, provide a brief summary of the film, and address the following 
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course HIST 0892 taught by Professor Ryan during the Fall '10 term at Temple.

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