HSC4M – Unit 3: Culture as Dynamic – Activity 1: Barriers to Understanding
Assignment 1: Reflections on the Case Study
After reading the Case Study on the Little Rock Nine, complete this worksheet.
The Little Rock Nine: A Case Study – Worksheet
As you view the case study, respond to the following questions. These will be the basis of your class discussion for this Activity.
|How did stereotypes, labels, and misrepresentations in the media of the Little Rock Nine impact African American cultural identity?||The stereotypes, labels, and misrepresentations of the Little Rock Nine by media badly influenced the cultural identity of African-Americans. The African American were treated differently than whites under “Jim Crow law”. The Little Rock Nine were treated unequally due to their color/race. For example, the Arkansas National Guard and police returned back those 9 students and the crowd assaulted them by throwing stones. Black journalists were bullied and physical abused.|
|How did stereotypes, labels, and misrepresentations in the media of the Little Rock Nine impact relations between the African American culture and other cultures? What about the dominant elite, mainstream culture, youth culture, and other minority cultures within America?|
|Identify systemic barriers that impacted the African American culture’s quest for equality in education in the case of the Little Rock Nine?|
|How did colonization impact the African American culture’s quest for equality in education and beyond in the case of the Little Rock Nine?|
|How did generational barriers in the Arkansas community, as related to African American culture, impact the Little Rock Nine’s quest for equality in education?|
|What was involved in dismantling this barrier?|
|How did this historic moment have an impact on race relations in the Southern US today?|