What do sociologists mean when they say that race and gender are ‘socially constructed’?
You have several video clips and articles uploaded to this module. All documents should be uploaded in Microsoft Word or a compatible format. Respond thoughtfully to the following questions for this Module Response Paper on Race and Gender (Paper should be 950-1000 words, minimum):
⦁ (350-word minimum) What do sociologists mean when they say that race and gender are ‘socially constructed’? Why were these identity groups constructed? Make sure to include quotes or details that illustrate your understanding of Chapters 11 and 12, AND the following clips in your response: Race: The Power of an Illusion, (parts 1 AND 2) Race: Supreme Court Cases, The Story of Race, Anne Fausto-Sterling on Gender (parts 1 AND 2) and TED Talk: Beyond the Gender Binary. You may also use your own credible sources.
⦁ (350-word minimum) What does it mean to have privilege in a racial context (i.e. “white privilege”)? Describe CNN’s unveiling of ‘white bias’ and ‘internalized racism’ (this term is not mentioned explicitly in the video) among children, as depicted in “The Doll Test”. What are the implications of this? 3) What is institutional racism and what are its effects on nonwhite populations in this country in the areas of criminal justice and (choose ONE other institutional area) education, health care, housing, or employment? Important: Include details and quotes that show your understanding of Chapter 11 in Newman AND the following: “Tim Wise: Institutional Racism,” and the TED Talk by Baratunde Thurston. You may also use other examples from your own life, the news, or other trusted media sources.
⦁ (350-word minimum) What does it mean that ‘gender violence is a men’s issue’? What role do men play in the formation (and potential dismantling) of harmful gender stereotypes that lead to sexism and the subordination, objectification, and devaluation of women? What is sexism? Include details and examples that demonstrate your understanding of sexism and violence against women from Chapter 12 in Newman as well as a detailed response to the following video clips: “A Call to Men,” and “Gender Violence is a Men’s Issue.”