I’m working on a biology discussion question and need a sample draft to help me study.
How would you classify your thinking about race in general before you started this class? For example, did the population concept have the best match (and if so, were your ideas in line with the data)? What about the essentialist concept or social construction? Perhaps you thought that race simply did not exist? Provide an example of some media (e.g., youtube video, article, etc.) that represents your initial thinking. In this case, it does not necessarily have to be scholarly — we pick up our ideas from all sorts of places!
Given the context of your prior ideas, what impression has this week’s assigned media made on you? Have you felt upset, curious, relieved? How have your ideas about race changed? What might be some social consequences of widespread beliefs about race that are incorrect? Do these consequences differ depending on one’s race?