Use the topic below and respond within a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of eight (8) type-written, double-spaced pages. Properly cite the source of any direct quote, paraphrase or summary of another authorâ€™s ideas, concepts and arguments in-text (e.g. Goffman, STCoE: 280) and provide a “Referencesâ€ final section.
TOPIC: â€œThe existence of racism does not require that there are races; it requires the belief that there are races.” What does believing â€œthat there are racesâ€ entail? Is â€œthe belief that there are racesâ€ sufficient for racism to exist? For racism not to exist, must belief that races exist disappear? Discuss, drawing as necessary from original sources and secondary explanations and commentary in our readings, class discussions, online resources (e.g. Winant: Race and Race Theory, Race and Racism: A Symposium, Winant: Rethinking Race in Brazil, Amanda Lewis – “What Group?” Studying Whites and Whiteness in the Era of “Color-Blindness”, and/or additional readings provided through the Canvas site for the course), personal experiences, etc.