Sociology Discussion questions

Answer these questions according to the textbook Getting Real About Race by Stephanie McClure and Cherise Harris: Please answer each question separately and must be at least 200 words each. NO PLAGIARISM

1. Can racism be perpetuated even in the absence of unacknowledged intent? (Use the readings to back up your answer.) Malcolm X once said he preferred overt racism (“the wolf”) to more covert/unacknowledged racism (“the fox”)—would you agree with him and with the sociologists you’ve read for this module that colorblind racism’s denial is more harmful than the more overt racism of the past? Why or why not?

2. The sociological imagination allows us to be curious about the remarkably patterned features of our social lives, despite all our human diversity. Select two quotes from today’s reading that, although probably spoken by 2 individuals who have never met, display strikingly similar frames and styles of colorblind racism. Why do you think these patterns of talking about race have taken hold so well in our society, and what function does it serve for society that these stories tend to be told like this?