Pretend you are trying to convince someone who believes we live in a post-racism and antiBlackness world.
Purpose: This essay is an opportunity for you to reveal your ability to read a text (in this case, a film) and think critically. Doing so requires careful use of close reading and critical analysis. You will reveal your knowledge of the subject before presenting your own viewpoint of this topic.
BBC, “Racism: A History”
Topic: As we have discussed thus far, the creation of races was an intentional project that resulted from the European Enlightenment and its philosophical and scientific communities. In the documentary, “Racism: A History,” we see how the construction of race, and more specifically, antiBlackness, still affects our world today.
In a well-developed, thesis-driven essay of 2-pages (500 words) using the film, “Racism: A History” and our class discussions and lectures, respond to the following prompt:
Pretend you are trying to convince someone who believes we live in a post-racism and antiBlackness world that in fact, we are still dealing with a lot of racial injustice. What ideologies and practices shaped our world? Please use examples from the documentary.
Your essay should convince the reader that the claim you make (your thesis) is an arguable one, not simply a statement of fact.
Be sure to support your claim with quotes (textual evidence) from the film.
Papers must be 2-pages (500 words) and follow MLA format: typed, double-spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman font with 1” margins and left-alignment.
please read the attachment (chapter 5)
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