Park History of Race and Racial Inequality in US & American Denial Movie Reflection

User Generated

Ppbyr1029

Humanities

Park University

Description

Introduction

This film examines the history of race and racial inequality in the US. The film follows Gunner Myrdal’s 1944 research on the US “negro problem” which troubles the cultural values of equality, liberty, and freedom. This documentary brings the concept of implicit bias to a contemporary setting to understand the ongoing racial inequalities despite the Civil Rights Movement.

Directions

In this assignment you will watch the documentary film American Denial (Links to an external site.) and then write a reflection paper that first summarizes the main points from the film and then addresses the following questions:

  • Have race issues improved since Myrdal’s study?
  • Do you think that having a black president has moved us closer to racial equality in the United States? Why or why not?
  • What do you think about the concept of implicit bias and how is a bias reproducing inequality?
  • What is the most important thing an individual can do to reduce prejudice and discrimination?

User generated content is uploaded by users for the purposes of learning and should be used following Studypool's honor code & terms of service.

Explanation & Answer

Attached.

Running head: AMERICAN DENIAL MOVIE REFLECTION

American Denial Movie Reflection
Student’s Name
Institutional Affiliation

1

AMERICAN DENIAL MOVIE REFLECTION

2

American Denial Movie Reflection
Racial issues have been ingrained in American society since ancient times, and they are
still evident to this day. Myrdal study, which featured in American Denial film, articulated the
power of unconscious biases across race and class. The film showed how unrecognized
unconscious attitudes continue to dominate racial dynamics in American life (Park University,
n.d). It unfortunate that racial issues in American society did not imp...


Anonymous
I was stuck on this subject and a friend recommended Studypool. I'm so glad I checked it out!

Studypool
4.7
Trustpilot
4.5
Sitejabber
4.4