In this discussion we’ll be exploring the concepts of race and racism.
Although race is considered a social construction, this dimension of diversity has important historical, political and socio-economic implications for this country.
For the purposes of this discussion topic, please complete the following:
1. Go to the PBS online companion to the documentary, Race: The Power of an Illusion:
2. Read and complete at least one of the following modules: Sorting People, Race Timeline, Human Diversity, Me, My Race and I or Where Race Lives.
3. Respond to the following questions:
a. What do we mean when we say that race is “socially constructed?”
b. What did you find particularly interesting and/or disturbing in the information you reviewed?
c. How did this information increase your diversity consciousness?
d. How will you use this increased consciousness?
4. Be sure and use in-text citations and references from the course materials, websites and/or other resource materials to support your response.