Field: History – American history
For this week’s discussion, watch two fiction, feature length movies that explores race, has lead characters who are of different races, or with main characters who are not from a race from which you self-identify. (If you need help choosing movies, contact the instructor early in the week, or before Week Six begins.)
One film is to be from the last 20 years and the other film is to be from 1945 – 1980.
Identify the main characters and their race, or the race they are portraying (for example if a white actor is playing a Native American).
Discuss how race, racial relations, stereotypes, and/or racism plays a part in the film.
After reading this week’s material and watching the two movies, write a few paragraphs about what you have learned or what was confirmed for you.