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American Race Relations 01:790:333:01 Instructor: Willie Gin lecture meets tomorrow mini-assignment: due next Monday, in class always check Sakai for latest version of the syllabus, study guide, readings
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Jeremiad Structure Promise and illustration that following God’s ways will lead to prosperity Lamentation and critique of fallen state of current society Prophecy and reassurance that community can redeem its ways
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Key Points from Obama’s Race Speech The past continues to affect current racial inequality. There has been change for the better. The best way out of the current racial impasse is to focus on issues that are common to all races, particularly economic issues.
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The Past in the Present Is it because of policies of the state? Is it because of what private actors do? What responsibility do African Americans bear for the current problems facing their community?
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Change What causes change?
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course RACE REL 790:333 taught by Professor Williegin during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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