victim-blaming – from “NO!” study guide, students should indicate that victim-blaming represents a part of the patriarchal culture of rape and sexual assault (not just a spontaneous alibi), that it inverts responsibility for violence and violation, and ignores (gender and other) relations of power. – Essaylink

IDENTIFICATIONS:
1) victim-blaming – from “NO!” study guide, students should indicate
that victim-blaming represents a part of the patriarchal culture of rape
and sexual assault (not just a spontaneous alibi), that it inverts
responsibility for violence and violation, and ignores (gender and other) relations of power.
2) racial wealth gap – from Oliver & Shapiro (but also from Lui or
Connely), students should be able to state that median white household wealth is 15 times greater (or 10 time or 8 times, depending on their reference) than median black household wealth, and that this gap is the result of accumulated exclusion from the economic mainstream, especially housing markets; and it’d be great if they mentioned that its getting worse not better.
3) sexual economy – from “NO!” study guide, students should link this to racial slavery, to the ways that black women’s productive and reproductive labor was central to the creation and maintenance of the system, and that sexual violence was institutional rather than episodic.
4) redlining – from “The House We Live In”, students should identify this as a key mechanism of racial residential segregation, they should link it to both private lenders (banks, etc.) and the federal government guidelines of the FHA, etc. and they should have a sense of when this happened (early to mid 1900s is fine, 1930-1960s is better); the flip side is that the state subsidized white suburbanization and thereby underwrote segregation across the entire century.
5) health-wealth gradient – from “Unnatural Causes”, students should identify it as the link between wealth (or position in the economic hierarchy and health outcomes), including life span; they should indicate that it is NOT simply barred access to health care at stake but a range of factors including environmental toxins, food insecurity, and STRESS.
“The house we live” https://www.kanopy.com/product/race
Reading: Oliver & Shapiro, “Subprime as Black Catastrophe https://prospect.org/special-report/sub-prime-black-catastrophe/”; Holland, “The American Dream, Or a Nightmare for Black America ?https://www.alternet.org/2007/12/the_american_dream_or_a_nightmare_for_black_america/
“unnatural causes”
https://www.alternet.org/2007/12/the_american_dream_or_a_nightmare_for_black_america/