1.12 Lesson and Assignment How Does Society Affect One\u2019s Identity and Sense of Self - Unit One A Week Three How Does Society Affect One\u2019s

1.12 Lesson and Assignment How Does Society Affect One’s Identity and Sense of Self

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Unit One A Week Three: How Does Society Affect One’s Identity and Sense of Self? Lesson 1.12 Complete the following tasks, record your responses on this document, and submit your work (as an attachment) via Blackboard. You will need more space to record your answers; keep typing and the space will expand. 35 marks In this lesson, you will listen to and read an excerpt from Mark Mathabane’s autobiography Kaffir Boy . Before Comprehending and Responding 1. Before you listen to and read the excerpt from Kaffir Boy , listen to the Kaffir Boy Introductory Information found in the Blackboard lesson 1.12. 2. Imagine that you live in a place and time in which you are discriminated against based on whether or not you have dimples. For example, if you don’t have dimples, you are deprived of certain freedoms and economic and political opportunities such as the right to vote, the right to a high-quality education, the right to live wherever you desire, the right to equitable and fair treatment, the right to pursue your desired career. (If you do have dimples, imagine that it is your group instead that is experiencing this oppression.) a. In such a society, how would you feel about yourself and your dimples (or lack thereof)? /1 mark I do have dimples, and if I am experiencing this oppression, I would find it unfair. I am someone who believes that people should be treated equally on matter their appearance, ethnicity, race or gender. b. How would you feel about your oppressors? /1 mark I would feel that the bully has no life experience and will have to face his unfair judgements at some point.
c. How do you think your identity and sense of self would be affected by a society that would legalize and enforce such discrimination? /2 marks I fell that my identity and sense of self would be affected negatively. I might actually start believing after a long time that dimples are bad and unlucky. I would probably consider my life different and sad from others.

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