MIT21A_226F09_q14

MIT21A_226F09_q14 - Oct. 26, 2009 QUESTIONS ON OMI &...

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Oct. 26, 2009 QUESTIONS ON OMI & WINANT, AND HILL 1. Omi and Winant state that race is now a preeminently political phenomenon (p. 126). Discuss. Do you agree? 2. Omi and Winant argue that “race” has no fixed meaning. Do you agree? Why do they say this? 3. What is hegemony (Omi and Winant, p. 127)? How can this concept help us understand racialization and racism? 4. Discuss Omi and Winant’s notion of “racial projects.” What makes some racial projects racist and others not? 5. Hill also talks about “projects” (pp 20-21). Compare to Omi and Winant’s use of the word. 6. Were the members of the association of black social workers who maintained that black children should only be adopted by black parents racist? Defend your position. 7. What is an ideologue? Give one example. 8. Is affirmative action an example of reverse racism? Defend your position. 9. Omi and Winant differentiate between ideological and structural causes of racism (p. 134 and previous discussion). Describe both concepts.
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