Midterm Essay Question Options: 2-3 pages, proper citations and use of textual evidence is required. Due before 11.59pm on Friday, April 19, 2019.
In a detailed essay discuss Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s understanding of racism. What are the core assumptions which make up this theory of racism? How is his understanding and articulation of racism different from previous understandings of racism? Finally, what might he say is the reason as to why racism still exists?
Bonilla-Silva, E. “What is Racism? The Racialized Social Systems Framework,” in White Supremacy & Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era. Boulder: Rienner, 2001.
In a detailed essay discuss Black Lives Matter. What are its historical roots? How is BLM connected to previous attempts at racial justice within the United States? In what ways does it divert from previous attempts at racial justice?