AMH 2035 Final Exam Questions

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AMH 2035 Final Exam Questions: Learning Modules 8-15 1. What was the message of the New Right in the 1980’s and to whom did they appeal? a. The New Right of the 1980’s was a popular conservative movement that appealed to many Americans. Many people were disenchanted with liberalism and wanted major changes on how the Federal Government ran the country. The New Right movement was made up of Evangelical Christians, struggling blue collar-workers, middle class voters, and disenchanted Democrats. Most New Rights individuals supported civil rights and the end of segregation. Their goals were, reducing the size of the Federal Government, providing work incentives for the poor without direct welfare payments, and rewarding wealthy Americans who had …show more content…

The Critical Race Theory was developed by a group of feminist scholars who studied the ways “racism and sexism helped to create and reinforce a power structure that historically privileged white males had over other Americans”. In the past 20 years, critical race theorists have used slave history to prove how a negative image of black women has persisted. It is the opinion of many respected scholars that the Critical Race Theory is difficult to define with simple examples. Two female scholars Derrick Bell and Darlene Clark Hine gave detailed examples to clarify their claims that race and gender played a major role in how CRT scholars were able to demonstrate why slave owners created the “jezebel” and “mammy” stereotypes. The “jezebel” was a term that implied a black female slave was a primitive creature with uncontrollable sex urges which caused innocent white slave owners to lose self-control. The blame for the rapes of these women was transferred from the white slave owner to these black females’ slaves to satisfy their “insatiable lust”. The “mammy” was a stereotype label given to nonsexual, therefore a non-threatening, and an undesirable black female slave who cheerfully freed white women from their daily toil. CRT theorists show how these examples elevated white women as virtuous and desirable. At the same time it devalued black women as promiscuous and undesirable. The CRT scholars believed these stereotypes permitted privileged white men to accept a limited behavior from their female counterpart, which both elevated and trapped them at the same time. CRT scholars stated how racism has pitted white and black women against each other in society. They argue these stereotypes still persist today, long after the end of slavery. Black womanhood is continually being devalued, while the white womanhood is elevated, but restricted. This line of reasoning, states that issues of race, ethnicity, class and gender permits elite white males to define womanhood in

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