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Discussion Board – Native American Mascots Discussion Board – Native American Mascots
In this discussion you must post a thread and reply to at least two other students’ threads. Please be considerate of others and their opinions.
Watch the following 4 YouTube clips – what do you think about the ideas that were presented?
Not Your Mascot: Native Americans and Team Mascots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orVEuhZsRgo
Proud to Be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR-tbOxlhvE
Redskin Native Americans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8r8cQNpWt4&list=PLlxZgB6HzpGtMBNbpRxvZ1vhYcNsFRTRl&index=6
A Conversation With Native Americans on Race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siMal6QVblE
Film Analysis – Crash
Watch the movie ‘Crash’ (2004 1 hr 55 min)
Take 4 points from the movie (10 pts each) that you felt were significant and discuss why (approximately a paragraph for each point).
A paragraph about your overall thoughts about film (include such things as whether you think it is an accurate portrayal of the issue today, who did you think were the good guys and who were the bad guys(if any), was there anything presented that you hadn’t actually thought about before etc. (10 pts)
Reading – Defining and Explaining Race, Racism, Prejudice and Discrimination
Students are expected to read relevant academic and non-academic materials (articles/news reports/videos/blogs, interviews and/or observations) assigned for each topic on a weekly basis.
What is meant by the idea that race is socially constructed? (4 pts)
What is racism? Give an example. (4 pts)
What is prejudice? Give an example. (4 pts)
What is discrimination? Give an example. (4 pts)
What is institutional racism? Give an example. (4 pts)
What are some of the reasons that racism, prejudice, and discrimination occurs? (4 pts)
How do you identify racially and ethnically? How did you learn to identify in such a way? Do others identify you (social identity) the same as you identify (self-identity) yourself? How has this advantaged or disadvantaged you in your daily life? (10 pts)
What was the level of racial or ethnic segregation in your community growing up? What impact do you think it had on you? (5 pts)
Is there a difference in your grandparents and parents’ views on race/ethnicity compared to your own? How do you explain the differences? (5 pts)