The Racial and Ethnic Competition Theory

Section 1: Questions (4 points each) What do you think are the main points of the film? How did you arrive at this conclusion? What is the significance of “heat” in the film? How does it relate to racist stereotypes and the racial and ethnic competition theory? What is the significance of the “stepped on Jordans” in the film? How do black and white residents experience the neighborhood differently? How does this connect to racial formation theory? (Omi & Winant) Racialization, whiteness, racial ideology, etc. How does the argument between “Radio Raheem” and “Sonny” illustrate relationships between Korean and black residents in the neighborhood? How does this connect to model minority myth and racialization? (textbook) What does it mean for Mookie to “do the right thing” as a black, young, male, father who worked for Sal in an ethnically diverse, yet predominantly Black neighborhood? How does the idea of double consciousness (Du Bois) inform your answer? What did you like or dislike about the film? How did it make you think about racism and class stratification? Section 2: Additional Key Concepts from Chapters 12-14 (This is in addition to section 1) Select 4 additional key concepts Define each term you select. (1 point) Explain how the term connects to the movie (2 points) Roughly 6-8 sentences per term Minority group Dominant group Institutional discrimination (“ism” and how it is different than other discrimination) Individual discrimination Stereotypes Prejudice Ethnicity Race as a social construct Cultural explanation of inequality Structural explanation of inequality Social construction of race Bigot Timid bigot Pyramiding effect Loss of advantages as discrimination Legitimating Rationale In Text Citation Requirement (4 points) Provide author last name and page number after quotes, statistics, or other ideas that you clearly use from your readings for your responses in both sections (ex. Du Bois, p.4). Each response should have at least one citation of information Formatting requirement Double Spaced 12 point font Times New Roman DO NOT COPY QUESTIONS IN ASSIGNMENT roughly 4 pages

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