Blog Post #1 Due: Fri 2/1, 5pm // Comment #1 Due: Mon 2/3, 9am
In this first blog post, I’d like you to summarize and analyze 2 specific ideas about race/multiculturalism that emerge from 2 different secondary sources that were assigned between 1/24-1/31. You can choose any combination of the following: Ali Rattansi’s Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction, Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race, Michael Omi & Howard Winant’s Racial Formation, and the Seeing White episodes.
Introduce each source with key publication information – the full name of author/hosts, chapter/book/episode titles, and year of publication. Summarize one key idea from each source, using a combination of direct quotations and paraphrasing. Then, reflect on and analyze these two ideas by (a) describing what you find useful, compelling, or revealing about each idea and (b) explaining how you see these two ideas connecting, contrasting, paralleling, or diverging from one another. In other words, trace linkages of different kinds between the two ideas to illuminate how/why you they are so compelling.
Remember to follow the structure and format requirements as detailed in the Blog Post Assignment Sheet. I’d also encourage you to check out this example of a thoughtful and effective blog post by a student in one of my previous courses.