Week 5 – Legacy of Racism

Week 5 – Legacy of Racism

Choose a topic and discuss the legacy, history of race.

1) Race in the Classical World (Greece and Rome -400 BCE – 400 CE)2) Race in Ancient Egypt (3000 BCE – 200 CE)3) Race in Mormonism (1800-1972)4) Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1932-1972)5) World War II Secret Chemical tests on African Americans, Japanese and Puerto Rican soldiers (1936-1945)6) Red Summer in 26 US cities (1919)7) Tulsa Race Riot (1921)8) Watts (1965)9) Russian Pogrom (1881 – 1884)10) Kielce Pogrom (1946)11) Any topic approved by professor

Instructions

Answer the following questions in numerical format (#1-6). 2-3 pages. MLA format. 12 Font Times New Roman only.

All work must be properly cited and unless otherwise noted; do not include pure opinion. 

1) Outline the basic history of the event(s). You can use a timeline or write it out. 2) What was the concept of race in the period you chose?3) How were people of different “races” treated in the period chosen?4) If a conflict occurred, what was the root cause (causes) of the conflict?5) If no conflict occurred, what is your opinion as to why they coexisted peacefully (you should still use outside resources to back up your point)6) How did the past you chose attitude influence modern American ideas on race and racism?

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