I’m working on a social science writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Review the excerpt below and respond to the questions: “For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic.” (Bill Lind, American University, 2000)
a. Who, exactly, does Mr. Lind have in mind when he references “Americans who, for the first time in history, have to watch what they say?”
b. What are the latent, or hidden meanings behind this statement?
c. How does this speak to racial domination?
2. With whom do you choose to associate? Address these questions by drawing on the information in this chapter:
a. Pick an association (religious institution, knitting circle, intramural team) to which you belong and analyze it in terms of its racial and ethnic composition.
b. Who is present and who is absent?