Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity Case Study

The purpose of this assignment is to:

  • Understand and evaluate social justice issues related to dress and appearance practices of marginalized communities in the U.S.
  • Deconstruct and reflect on one’s attitudes toward marginalized communities in the U.S. and their dress and appearance practices.
  • Reflect on one’s progress towards development of empathy related to social justice issues and dress and appearance practices of marginalized communities in the U.S.

Instructions:

  • Use this document, and save it as “Race and Ethnicity Case Study your first and last name”
  • Answer the case study questions beneath each question below (meaning keep the question in your assignment sheet).
  • Answer the questions using the instructional materials from the Race and Ethnicity module when necessary. Be sure to cite the reading when paraphrasing or using a direct quote. Do not use or reference other sources that refer to similar topics when completing this assignment.
  • Keep answers typed, single spaced, 12-point font, no cover page, use Microsoft word, full sentences, 1” document borders, keep all of the assignment instructions and questions in your document
  • Review the rubric

Case study questions:

In the first four questions, you will watch a short video of a person from different races and ethnicities. In each short video, the person discusses how their race and/or ethnicity influences how they appear, what they wear, and/or their related experiences.

Watch this short video on one Black woman’s experience with her hair and style as it relates to her race/ethnicity.

  1. In the short video, a. how does the young Black woman describe her experiences with her hair and other people? b. what new did you learn about Black hair or what did the video reinforce of what you already know about Black hair? c. what types of microaggressions did the woman describe as related to her hair?

 

Watch this short video on one Indian women’s description of how her ethnicity and race influence how she dresses and her related experiences.

  1. In the video, a. how does the young Indian woman describe how her ethnicity influences what she wears? b. how does she describe how she feels when she wears clothes that reflect her ethnicity? c. What types of microaggressions did the woman describe that she experiences?

 

Watch this short video of one Korean women’s description of how her ethnicity and race influence how she dresses and her related experiences.

  1. In the video, how does the young Korean woman describe how her ethnicity influences what she wears?

 

Watch this short video of one Comanche women’s description of how her Comanche influence how she dresses and her related experiences.

  1. In the video, a. how does the woman describe how her Comanche identity influences what she wears? b. What types of microaggressions did the woman describe that she experiences?

 

Watch this short video of one Chinese woman’s description of how her ethnicity and race influence how she dresses and her related experiences.

  1. How does the women describe how her Chinese identity influences what she wears? a) Reflect on what new you learned from these short films. What did you already know?

 

Criteria

100 points total

Meets or exceeds expectations

All parts of questions are answered.

Questions are answered correctly and in accordance with the information presented in the reading.

Answers contain at least two full sentences, contain explanations and examples where appropriate and show synthesis of information in reading when appropriate.

Sufficient

Some parts of the questions are answered.

Questions are mostly answered correctly in accordance with some information presented in the reading.

Answer contains less than two full sentences, contains brief explanation or example and shows little synthesis of information from reading when appropriate.

Needs development

No or few parts of question answered.

Questions are not answered correctly or in accordance with information presented in the reading.

Answer is short phrases or not complete sentences, contain no explanation or examples and show no or little evidence of information from reading when appropriate.

Question 1 is complete, correct, and well developed. 15-20 points 9-14 points 0-8 points
Question 2 is complete, correct, and well developed. 15-20 points 9-14 points 0-8 points
Question 3 is complete, correct, and well developed. 15-20 points 9-14 points 0-8 points
Question 4 is complete, correct, and well developed. 15-20 points 9-14 points 0-8 points
Question 5 is complete, correct, and well developed. 15-20 points 9-14 points 0-8 points

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Dress, Appearance, and Diversity in Society by Kelly Reddy-Best is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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