Overview: watch 2 episodes of Red Table Talk, followed by two videos on structural racism and write response notes applying media literacy questions. READ THROUGH READING QUESTIONS BEFORE VIEWING VIDEOS.
- S1:E14 The Racial Divide: Women of Color & White Women [26.00] The tough topic of race relations between women is brought to the Red Table with famed diversity educator Jane Elliott.
- S2:E15 Raised By White Parents: A Black Adoptee Speaks. [23.00] Jada, Willow and Gammy sit down with Angela Tucker, a black woman who was raised by white parents, to discuss the struggles of transracial adoptees.
- Systemic Racism Explained. Apr 16, 2019 [4.28]
- Akala. Everyday racism: what should we do? The Guardian, Mar 18, 2018 [3.49]
Reading questions — written responses required
- For the (2) Red Table Talk episodes, write BRIEF responses to these (3) media literacy questions. You needn’t respond to each sub-prompt. Don’t worry about going back and watching episodes again to answer questions. Answer based on your impressions from a first viewing.
A. WHAT’S THE STORY?
B. WHO TELLS THE STORY AND WHY?
- VOICES/SOURCES/POV: What voices/sources are privileged/unheard? Underlying ideology/point-of-view? Systemic bias?
- WHO OWNS AND CONTROLS? Motives? Filters?
c. WHAT STORIES AREN’T TOLD?
- Is CONTEXT explored on issues such as poverty, racism, education? ROOT CAUSES
- POLITICS-SYSTEM CHANGE: Strategies for social change? Visioning alternative policies? ROOT SOLUTIONS
- How does the information on structural racism in videos 3 & 4 relate to the conversational narrative constructed about race in the Red Table Talk episodes? What are the structures named in each video?
Written assignments are single-spaced, typed in Times New Roman or Arial (12 pt), 1-inch margins. Remember to proofread. First page should have a heading (single-spaced) that includes name, date, assignment title.