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1. Please discuss your own socialization process. That is, how does
your race, class, gender, sexuality, education, religion, family,
culture and other groups you belong to influence you. Please
break each of these topics down individually and examine them
separately. Make sure you look at how these categories intersect
each other and interact with each other in influencing your
thoughts, feelings and ideas about yourself and others in the
2. Please discuss at what age you started to think about racism,
sexism, homophobia, etc. Who influenced you with regard to
these issues – Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Friends, Religious
Institutions, Media, books, etc. If you have never thought about
these issues – discuss in detail why not.
Please discuss whether you seek out books, lectures, movies,
etc. about these topics – if yes, why. If not, why not.
Which topic – racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, ageism,
etc. – is the most difficult for you to deal with. Discuss why.
3. Finally, I want you to compile a set of FIVE ADVERTISEMENTS
whose verbal or pictorial messages you believe are racist, sexist,
homophobic, ageist, classist, etc. Please discuss in detail why
you think each advertisement is problematic. (You must turn in a
copy of the advertisements you have found problematic.)