The Alchemy of Race and Rights Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Patricia J. Williams
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say she thought of the relation of the reader to a particular text was?

2. What does Williams say required enforced equality and affirmative action?

3. What does Williams say she was accused of being against?

4. What policy does Williams say she supported?

5. What does Williams say her paper evaluations did to many students?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened when African American men were walking through a white neighborhood in New York in the 1980's?

2. What did Williams find from her experience with the law review?

3. Who questioned Williams' opinions at the start of Part II, Chapter 6?

4. What was the second attitude of whites according to Williams and why does this happen?

5. What did businesses in New York City start to do in the mid-1980's and what rationale did they use in Part I, Chapter 3?

6. Why was a first year law student upset with the dean in Part II, Chapter 5?

7. How does Williams see her social identity because of her differing social roles?

8. What does racism penetrate according to Williams?

9. What did some claim about Williams' story about Benetton's?

10. What was the response to the memo sent out by Williams?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine of a Jewish student and discuss why it fits Williams' definition of a "privatized" remedy. Discuss the ramification of a "privatized" remedy.

Essay Topic 2

Examine Williams' view on capitalism and how it impacts both the rich and poor.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the segregationist instinct and why Williams thinks two attitudes are involved in this instinct.

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