You will be given three possible essay topics to write about this next
week. You have to choose one of them. The two possibilities are: 1. The actor Morgan Freeman is credited with saying, "The way to get rid of racism is to stop talking about it." Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Why? Provide reasons for your agreement or disagreement. 2. On Wednesday during class, I administered a racial privilege quiz. The point of the quiz was to identify people with racial advantage and disadvantage. This quiz was like a diagnostic. It was meant to determine if, in your everyday life, you have signs and symptoms of racial advantage or disadvantage. What score did you receive on the quiz? Do you think that score accurately represents the forms of racial advantage and/or disadvantage you experience in your daily life? Why or why not? 3. Talking about race and racism can be tricky stuff. How do we talk about race and racism so that it gives people a sense of purpose rather than making people shut down?