Study Guide: Exam #2

CES 101

Study Guide Exam #2

October 28, 2014



  1. Whistling Vivaldi
  2. Stereotype Threat
  3. Jonathan Ferrell
  4. Renisha McBride
  5. Stanford Stereotype study
  6. Claude Steele’s work
  7. Stone research
  8. Stephanie Fryberg Research on Mascots
  9. Stereotypes
  10. Privilege
  11. Invisible Knapsack
  12. Meritocracy
  13. Model Minority myth
  14. “Missing White Woman Syndrome”
  15. Microaggressions
  16. Caste
  17. Federal drug forfeiture laws
  18. “Side effects of racial profiling”
  19. Briggs Study
  20. ArabMuslimSouthAsian body
  21. Blackcriminalman
  22. Justin Ford’s multidimensional approach to privilege





  1. What is the harmful impact of Native American mascots
  2. According to Jeremy Briggs, does the race of an officer matter when looking at racial profiling data; if not, why?
  3. In what ways are stereotypes similar to Hoffman’s extinction thesis (each normalize and naturalize in
  4. According to course lecture, social media brings into focus ______________ (backstage racism/sexism/homophobia; micoraggressions; everyday violence/bigotry; privileges
  5. In class, what were the 4 consequences noted of everyday stereotypes?
  6. Who was Yolanda Spivey and Bianca White; what does their experience reveal about privilege
  7. According to Michelle Alexander, this is a major consequence of the war on drugs (“They can be denied the right to vote, automatically excluded from juries, and legally discriminated against in employment, housing, access to education, and public benefits”)
  8. Why does Michelle Alexander describe the war on drugs as “New Jim Crow”
  9. What percentage of drug arrests are for possession and what percentage are for distribution
  10. Thoughts/reaction to: “Twenty years later, more than one third (35 percent) of prison admissions resulted from parole. To put matters more starkly: (Almost as many people were returned to prison for parole violations in 2000 as were admitted to prison in 1980 for all reasons. Of all parole violators returned to prison in 2000 only one-third were returned for a new conviction; two-third were returned for a technical violation such as missing appointments with a parole officer, failing to maintain employment, or failing a drug test” (93)
  11. Reaction to fact that 35% of released prisoners are rearrested within 6 months – what is the significance of this fact? How would this be framed through media/other institutions; how does white racial frame impact this reality? Explain this!
  12. How can you explain that in seven states African Americans constitute “80-90 percent of all drug offenders sent to prison” (as of 2000) and that in 15 states, African Americans were sent “to prison on drug charges at a rate from 25 to 57 times greater than that of white men”? How does the dominant media explain these statistics and what are the problems with such arguments?
  13. Why is the “prevalence of white drug crime – including drug dealing. . . not surprising”?
  14. According to reading, this surprised Mohamed and Fritsvold in their examination of drug culture on college campuses
  15. According to Katherine Beckett, why is there racial disparities in arrests for drug crimes in Seattle
  16. According to Cameron Russell, she became a model because of what two factors? (genetic lottery and legacy, which she uses to describes the ways that beauty has been defined through whiteness, tall/slender bodies for many years)
  17. What is the principal finding of Jennifer L. Eberhardt with respect to race and “crime objects”
  18. Professional black women have higher rates of infant morality than which group
  19. What reason does the video provide to explain inequality/higher levels of infant mortality among middle-class black women
  20. What reasons does the video provide to explain inequality/higher levels of diabetes among Native American communities (despair, poverty, stress, everyday racism; lack of access to healthy food/physical education)
  21. According to Claude Steele, what impacts differential SAT scores across racialized communities


By the numbers


  1. Infant mortality among college educated black women is _________ times higher than among college educated white women
  2. How many African Americans and Latinos experience housing discrimination each year (4 million)
  3. Why do college students, “with everything to lose,” sell drugs (hint – online reading)
  4. Between 2001-2010, how many marijuana arrests have taken place in the United States; what percentage were for possession; how much more likely are blacks to be arrested than whites
  5. According to the American Bar Association, African Americans represented ___ percent of drug users (and of the population as a whole), yet accounted for ___ percent of all drug arrests and ___ percent of those sent to prison for a drug offense.
  6. Since 1994, marijuana use among college students has increased by this much
  7. In Chicago, what percentage of African American men have lost the right to vote
  8. “White youth, for example, have about ____ times the number of drug-related visits to the emergency room as their African American counterparts.”
  9. Impact of 9/11 on hate crimes against South Asians; what percentage of the victims of post-9/11 vigilante violence in the three months immediately following the attacks were South Asian?
  10. What does John Oliver tell us about sexual violence and prisons?
  11. According to Cameron Russell, as of 2007, what percentage of runway models were women of color?



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