1.During his campaign for president, Barack Obama used the phrase “post-racial America,” which was understood as an ideal of race and other identity groups ceasing to be targets of prejudice. Although such tolerance has come a long way since the 1950s, what more could be done to bring the United States to a completely “post-racial” society?
2.In his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” What has yet to be done to fulfill Dr. King’s dream for American society? What could you do personally to help fulfill Dr. King’s dream?
3.Think of a situation where you worked successfully with people from identity groups other than your own. What allowed you to work successfully with them?
4.Write a description of a utopian society that incorporates diversity.
Things to consider:
· How do people interact?
· Are there laws mandating this interaction?
How might people try to be more inclusive of those who are different from them?
5.”I think that it all really starts at home. These kind of behaviors are learned there first. It happens usually when the children hear their parents telling a story of something that they did when they were young. Children often copy this behavior, take it to school and teach it to the other kids.” Do you think this is true or false? Post your thoughts.
6.” As Dr. Kings said about judging a person by their character, let’s lead by example and not by what somebody said.” Class what is your thoughts about this comment?
Post your thoughts.
As always, please keep all answers between 200-350 words.