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The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on the book How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to practice APA format (including in-text citations).
Please respond to the following discussion questions. Your answers should be at least one paragraph long, and the entire paper should be a minimum of two pages, 12 pt. font, double spaced.
1. What are examples of policies that did not name race, but in execution resulted in unequal outcomes?
2. How have American policies contributed to the disproportionate punishment and incarceration of people of color? How have policies shaped perceptions about crime and violence? Were you surprised to learn about the connections between unemployment rates and rates of crime and violence? Why or why not?
3. How would you characterize the current state of racial affairs in your community?
4. Many people argue that racism will go away if we stop focusing on race and stop talking about race. After reading this book, how would you respond to this argument? What happens when we ignore or minimize racist acts and behaviors? What happens when we define and focus on racist acts and behaviors?
Responses should be typed and a minimum of one paragraph for each answer. Papers should be a minimum of two pages long, 12 pt. font, double spaced. Please use APA format, particularly in-text citations. Please include a reference page. (I understand that you will likely only be referencing one book, but this is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with APA format.)