What is racism – When did people begin to be categorized by race – Have ideologies of race and racism evolved throughout history?
WHAT TO WATCH AND WHAT TO READ?
Read: I have attached a PDF for what to read
After you read the assigned text and screen the assigned documentaries, write a 3-4 page, double-spaced literary and filmic analysis. Since this is not a composition course, we do not focus on teaching how to write, but you must practice becoming a proficient, academic writer. Think about the following questions that will inform your development of a strong and original thesis that you will defend in the body of your analysis: What is racism – When did people begin to be categorized by race – Have ideologies of race and racism evolved throughout history? How do the films compare and contrast with your existing or previous perceptions of equality and equity, racism, race relations, policing and politics in Canada? In your analysis, be sure to give examples of bias, discrimination, and stereotypes that were present in the films. Consider what stood out to you, that the filmmakers introduced you to or excluded. End your Literary Analysis with a considered reflection, with references to the assigned text and films, on any concrete actions that you can take to recognize and combat racism in your daily life.