Concepts and Contexts Journal: Race and Racialization (Coursework Sample)
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Professor's instructions for Journal writing assignments
Tip: Be aware of only summarizing: this assignment calls for analysis, which means your ability to: apply things you learn in the class to the real world; your ability to synthesize theoretical concepts (unpacking the theory, testing the theory, questioning the theory); your ability to critique arguments, ideas, theories covered in class materials; your ability to offer your own unique insights into an issue; and your ability to put various voices into a dialogue.
A says "..." which confirms B's notion of ..... but differs from C's conclusion about....; My experience suggest name-a-concept is valid because....; Name-a-concept argues that... which A, B, and Z validated in their research. However, another school of thought contends....
You must engage with assigned readings and other learning materials in the course by using proper citations and quotations using MLA.
Race and Racialization
Through this week’s readings, I have learned more about racism and racialization. The readings have improved my understanding of racism and how it comes about. With racism still prevalent in the current society, understanding how it comes about is necessary. When we understand how race and racism come about, it is my opinion that we will be in a better position to reduce its effects. I think if we change our perception of race, the discrimination that come with it will reduce significantly. I also think that given that reduction of race-based discrimination is not something that will happen at once. However, we have to start somewhere. We have to start through understanding how race comes about and then from there we can move towards deracialization. From the class readings, I have enriched my understanding of different facets of race and racialization.
While race in the past was understood to come about biologically or as a result of God’s will, modern perspective considers it as a product of social construction, meaning it comes about from human invention. In one of the class readings by Lee, Iwamura, and Fumitaka, in the colonial periods when Europeans imposed their notion of race and religion on Asians, Africans, and other indigenous people in America, race was thought to be biologically determined (131). The phenotypical differences that humans have with respect to skin color, hair texture, and head size depict the inborn biological variation of races. In the past, such differences were backed by science as well as theology and led to the construction of racial hierarchy t...
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