1) Systemic racism can be defined as the white-racist ideologies, attitudes, and institutions
created to preserve white advantages and power,(Feagin). An example of a society built
upon systemic racism is the United States. There are recurring and u
1) The potential for upward socioeconomic mobility is intersected by race, class and
education. Race and class influence education. Without a sufficient education, it is
difficult to graduate, attend college or find a job. Social class determines the qual
1) Courts said that blacks would be made equal under law but continue to be subordinate
in informal, intimate spheres of life. The case of Loving v. Virginia forced 16 states to
allow interracial marriage, saying that all bans on interracial marriage were
1) The Irish moved to the United States in flight of the famine between 1846 and 1855.
They remained in cities, with low levels of education and industrial or craft work. Women
took domestic work and men took construction jobs. Their
1) Three examples of the invisible white privilege and male privilege that McIntosh
The ability to go shopping alone without being harassed by store detectives.
If needing to move, there is assurance of being able to
CPA 6 Assignment Questions Why Are There No Supermarkets?
1) How are race and class implicated in having access to large supermarkets?
Poor people of color have restricted supermarket access. Among impoverished
neighborhoods in Metropolitan Detroit, super
CPA 4 Assignment Questions The Ethnic Myth
1) Explain what Steinberg describes as the myth of Jewish success. Why does this matter?
2) Describe two sociohistorical factors why Jewish immigrants were relatively successful in the
3) Apply this informat
CPA 3 Assignment Questions Transformative Assets, the Racial Wealth Gap, and the American
1) Describe the difference between using income and wealth as a way to measure the relative
success of racial groups.
2) Explain what transformative assets are
1) Multiple ethnic Asian groups forged a pan-Asian consciousness by highlighting their
shared resistance to Western imperialism and to U.S. racism. Asian Americans have
institutionalized pan-Asianism as their political instrument, thereby enlarging
CPA 15 Assignment Questions Color-Blind Privilege
1) How does presenting the United States as a color-blind nation serve various political,
ideological, and social functions?
By embracing the US as a colorblind nation, whites maintain privilege by negatin