“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic and a killer.” – SOC101
“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic and a killer.”
D. H. Lawrence (c. 1915)
1. Use your individual identity [from Week One’s exercise] as your point of observation or perspective within that greater American human community by responding to the two questions below:
(Individual Identity = Hispanic, White, Asian, African-American)
How similar to or different from the rather stereotypical Anglo-American characteristics spelled out in the article on what the author refers to as “white culture” located in Week Two’s “Additional Resources” folder are you? (ATTACHED)
Cite as many of your differences and similarities as you can think of.
2. For you, do these characteristics from this table demographically define a “real American” to quote from Sarah Palin in a fund-raising speech that she made in October 2008 in North Carolina or don’t they?
For contextual background watch the following CNN news report from that time period: