Discuss how actions of the people in social institutions such as the criminal justice system or government (campaign rhetoric, new laws, travel bans, etc…) can contribute to the creation of climate of hate and increased crime toward immigrants and minorities. Outline at least 3 hate crimes that occurred this year directed at immigrants and/or religious minorities. How does socioeconomic class (i.e. economic difficulties) affect the blame assigned to various subjugated groups?
According to Armstrong, Hamilton, and Sweeney (2006), discuss the nature of sexual assault on college campuses. What is the role of male control of fraternity parties? How are these dynamics influenced by race and ethnicity? How are these variables (race and ethnicity) impacted by student alcohol abuse?
In reflecting on Wildman and Davis (1995), explain how language hides systems of privilege in the United States. What are some ways you are privileged by your class, race, gender, education, etc.? What makes it difficult to recognize privilege? Lastly, how is the invisibility of white privilege a privilege in and of itself?