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Sociology – Colorblind Racism
Student will write an outline and 6 page paper on the film (Life by Eddie Murphy). The paper should present quotes from each of the colorblind racism, frames, and analyze them accordingly, in a minimum of 6 pages. As his/her critical-thinking decision-making objective, students should decide whether the societal evidence he/she reviews in the paper (a) demonstrates the typical colorblind pattern that Bonilla-Silva describes in the textbook; or (b) reveals a more progressive and/or minority pattern; or (c) some combination of the above; or (d) some other pattern not discussed in the textbook but worth exploring in future research. The student may find that the quotes he/she analyzes deliberately challenge one of the 4 frames of colorblindness in some way, and he/she can note this in the paper as well. Each paper should consider the implications of the analysis of colorblindness for the future of multiracial society. In other words, how do the representations discovered in your analysis help and/or hinder a society’s progress toward inclusive multiracial democracy? The course paper is not a review or summary of a movie, rather it’s a sociological analysis of the film you selected using Bonilla-Silva’s four frames.

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