How did federal housing policies institutionalize segregation and wealth disparities?
Part 1- Film response to Race: The Power of illusion, Part 3 Focus on the reading, Where Race
Lives, as it describes the differences between the two families in their economic wellbeing.
Reply back to this document. Answer all the questions. All the questions are only 0.5 points
only. 7 questions so it would be 40 words per question or accordingly.
1.How did federal housing policies institutionalize segregation and wealth disparities?
2. Why do property values go down when a neighborhood changes from white to nonwhite?
Who plays a role in this?
3. “ The slick thing about whiteness is that you can reap the benefits of a racist society
without personally being racist.”—t John A. Powell, legal scholar–based on what you saw in
this film, what does Powell mean–give examples?
Part 2- Watch Unnatural Causes: When the Bough Breaks/ Unnatural Causes:
1.Dr. Jones says that the chronic stress of racism is like " gunning the engine of a car, never letting up."
What does she mean? How does this affect the body over time?
2.How are pregnancy outcomes affected by racism and chronic stress? How are racial
differences in birth outcomes not reducible to class alone?
3.What is the " Latino paradox?" Why are recent Latino immigrants healthier than the average
American even though they are less well off and come from poorer countries?
4. Public Health official Dr. Tony Iton says of immigrant health, " They' re doing something right."
What conditions did you see on the film in the lives of these immigrants that would appear to
protect or promote their health? What might cause their health to decline over time?
|Academic Level||High school|
|Paper Type||Research Questions|
|Number of Pages||1 Page(s)/275 words|