The Origins of Racism

The Origins of Racism

 

Purpose:

This essay is an opportunity for you to reveal your ability to read a text (in this case, a film) and think critically. Doing so requires careful use of close reading and critical analysis. You will reveal your knowledge of the subject before presenting your own viewpoint of this topic.

Text

  • BBC, “Racism: A History”

Topic: As we have discussed thus far, the creation of races was an intentional project that resulted from the European Enlightenment and its philosophical and scientific communities. In the documentary, “Racism: A History,” we see how the construction of race, and more specifically, antiBlackness, still affects our world today.

Paper Requirements

Your essay should convince the reader that the claim you make (your thesis) is an arguable one, not simply a statement of fact.

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