We all entered the classroom with assumptions and thoughts about race in contemporary society. Write about these ideas and how they might have changed during the course of the semester. Give at least 5 examples and discuss how this information has impacted you focusing on how you think about race, racism, and inequality now.
READINGS AND COURSE SPECIFICS
Last day to participate December 15
What did you learn from the film that you didn’t know already? How has it changed your perspective? How does this film connect with our reading about restaurant industry and our discussions about privilege and stereotypes? What can you do to change how food is produced, the privileges evident in both consumption and production of food, and the consequences of these inequalities?
Last day to participate 12/10
How often do you think about where your food comes from, who produced and harvested it, under what conditions; how often do you think about this in restaurant? Why or why not? Part 2 – pick 1 food you eat/drink (chocolate; coffee; sugar; bananas; chicken) and look into how it is produced, under what conditions – Trace all the way back to original spot of production. Trace from its origins to your plate, looking at working conditions of each person that has touched that food/ingredient.
Worth up to 50 points
Last Day to participate December 5
Write a letter to 2-3 of the restaurant workers discussed within book. Talk about their experiences, your own experiences in relationship to restaurant industry (as worker and as consumer), and how their experiences have shaped your understanding of race, gender, class, labor, and the restaurant industry
MUST INTEGRATE READINGS, INCLUDING DIRECT QUOTES, and integrate specifics from course films
Last day to participate November 25
What are the pictures, feelings, smells, sounds, and words that come to mind when you read the word “restaurant” or “restaurant worker”? How have our discussions and the book (please give two examples) changed what you think about/how you feel about “eating out”? What do you do with this information moving forward? Post should be 400-500 words and must integrate course readings AND film shown in class
Last day to participate November 13
Watch interview and write a letter to Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart in response to their conversation. Using specifics from readings, details from class, and other specific information (course films) enter into their conversation in an effort to advance the discussion of privilege, model minority myth, antiblack racism, housing discrimination, and racism. Imagine your the third member of the panel and have the opportunity to integrate your knowledge, experiences, and understanding of CES 101 themes/concepts into the conversation
Last Day, November 15
What is the difference between a “criminal” and a “lawbreaker.” Make sure to integrate specifics from readings, course materials, and course films, reflecting on how race and class shape these differences. Finally, what are the costs and consequences to these different stigmas 350-400 words Last day to participate November 5, 2014