Read chapter 11 in your textbook, watch the video below, and provide thoughtful discussion postings using the questions that follow:
“A Girl Like Me”:
Address the following issues in your first posting:
View the definition of race in your textbook. Is “race” a real biological category or a social creation? Does the idea of racial differences really exist? Why or why not?
Can skin color and hair texture determine a person’s value in the world? Why or why not?
Address the following issues in your second posting:
This film features a reenactment of the original Doll Test. What does Kiri Davis’ reenactment of this experiment have to do with race?
Does the concept of “race” enhance or decrease self-worth in children?
What messages does our society give African American children about their value and worth as human beings? How does the mass media influence young African American women?