MIT21A_218JS10_q14

MIT21A_218JS10_q14 - Questions on Merry, Brown, Johnson,...

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Questions on Merry, Brown, Johnson, Mark Twain, Wright, Anderson, Dyson, Zinn, Pollock, Rotimi 1. What argument does Merry use in support of Affirmative Action? 2. “The proponents of critical race theory” argue “that racial divisions in the United States are profound and fundamental to the social order, rather than expressions of class inequalities…” (Merry p. 121). Discuss. 3. “Naturalized citizenship was granted to ‘white’ immigrants only, a restriction in force until 1952.” (Merry p. 122). Did you know this? Describe the evolution of U.S. immigration legislation in the 20 th century. 4. Also on p. 122, Merry discusses one of the fundamental premises of the political philosophy of liberalism. Describe. 5. What were “domestic dependent nations” (Merry pp. 125-127)? 6. Compare the experience of mainland Native Americans with Native Hawaiians. 7. The excerpts by Du Bois (last week), Johnson, Brown, and Wright provide examples of symbolic violence experienced by non-whites. Discuss.
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