Race in America Assessment

Race Questions – Part 1

Please answer 3 of the following questions in well-written short essays.

  1. According to Tim Wise, racism is still a major problem in U.S. society? Explain his arguments.

  2. What is the difference between personal racism and institutional racism and why is it important to understand this distinction?

  3. According to Tim Wise, what is ‘white privilege’ and how does a system of white privilege harm both minorities and whites?

  4. What are at least two significant differences between Tim Wise and Jared Taylor’s belief about racial diversity in society?

Short Answer Response Checklist – CAROT








Accurate Facts, Strong Arguments with Valid Evidence




Viewing Guide for Tim Wise’s Lecture on White Privilege

Transcript of Debate Between Jared Taylor and Tim Wise

Tim Wise – The Pathology of White Privilege from Jack Kooyman on Vimeo.

Race Questions Part 2 (1492-1861)

1) How and why did the institution of race-based slavery develop in the U.S.? Be sure to discuss the relationship between racism and race-based slavery. (Terms: indentured servant, Bacon’s Rebellion, slave revolt, cotton,

2) How did justifications for slavery evolve over time? (Quotes to integrate

“As it is, we have the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him nor safely let him go.  Justice is in one scale and self-preservation in the other.” & “Slavery as a positive good” )

3) How did African slaves resist and rebel?

Race Questions Part 3 (1861-1941)

1) Describe the Jim Crow era? – http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm