The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America Test | Final Test - Hard

Shelby Steele
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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 did Steele say many blacks do with positive opportunities?

2. What racial group (s) did Steele point out is surrounded by objective correlatives?

3. What did Steele say has become synonymous with color?

4. Steele said social policies shout not be aimed at what?

5. How does the message that 'blacks need help to get ahead' affect blacks, in Steele's opinion?

Short Essay Questions

1. Did Steele say that racial identity throughout the 60's changed? If so, how?

2. How did Steele say the black movement affects race relations?

3. What is one association that Steele said blacks need to avoid?

4. According to Steele, how do objective correlatives affect blacks?

5. Describe the double-bind that middle class blacks many times fall victim to, according to Steele.

6. How did Steele say whites use 'escapism'?

7. In Steele's mind, what would moving away from racial preference do to the black community with regard to power?

8. What are the middle class values that Steele mentioned in Chapter 6?

9. What shift did Steele notice on his college campus with regard to ethnic conflict?

10. How did Steele describe enemy-memory and how did he say it affects oppression?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Steele mentioned the struggle for racial power is really a struggle for innocence. How do whites portray this innocence? How do blacks portray this innocence? Give specific examples mentioned in the book. How do the two racial groups believe the acquisition of innocence would benefit their own races?

Essay Topic 2

Steele spoke of a new form of campus racism. Rather than students being concerned with racial inequality, they are bothered by the anxiety of racial equality. What is the anxiety of racial equality? What causes this anxiety? What is the result of the anxiety? How does affirmative action affect this anxiety?

Essay Topic 3

How did Steele define racial vulnerability? How does it affect the politics, clothing style and dance of blacks? Do blacks generally acknowledge this vulnerability? If so, how? Does racial vulnerability affect the way blacks respond to their problems?

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