Answer the following question clearly and concisely in 3-5 complete sentences. Identify examples from the reading to support your response (due Monday, 9/13 by 7:00pm).
1. From a Critical Race Theory (CRT) perspective, how would you respond to the following statement? Reference one key point from the reading to support your response.
I’m really enjoying this class thus far. I think the discussions are great and are very thought provoking. I have certainly learned a lot in the past few weeks! However, I have a small problem with some of the issues Dr. Lopez raised in yesterday’s class. Although the topic of racism is certainly important, I feel that he tends to “blame” one particular group (i.e., Euro-Americans) as being responsible for racism in society. Such generalizations are as bad, or perhaps worse, than the stereotypes and generalizations made of people of color on an everyday basis! In other words, this type of “finger-pointing” does NOTHING to resolve the issue of racism in society. On the contrary, it only perpetuates the problem by lumping all “white people” into one homogenous group! Isn’t this just another form of stereotyping? I don’t believe that “white people” are the only instigators of racism in this society. For example, there are black hate groups, such as The National of Islam [sic], that preach hatred toward anyone who is not an African American. This is racism plain and simple. Why should there be a double standard for “white” hate groups and “black” hate groups? Racism is rooted in IGNORANCE, and not in [social] power. If we are to make any type of progress on racial issues, then we need to stop looking for a group to “blame,” and fix people’s ignorance first
.Answer the following question clearly and concisely in 3-5 complete sentences. Identify examples from the reading to support your response (due Monday, 9/13 by 7:00pm).
- In your own words, define the concept of hegemonic multiculturalism and explain its impact on English Language Learners, as described by Garza and Crawford.