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CSU Pomona - ES 112 - Class Notes - Week 1

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CSU Pomona - ES 112 - Class Notes - Week 1

School: California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Department: OTHER
Course: Race, Culture, and Politics in the United States
Professor: Jenell Navarro
Term: Fall 2017
Tags: Intro to Ethnic Studies
Name: ES 112 Week 1 Notes
Description: These are the notes from the first week that introduce the topic of Ethnic Studies
Uploaded: 01/08/2018
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background image ● Discussion and communication encouraged 
● All assignments and reading on polylearn 
● 2 TAs who may do study sessions etc. 
● 10th edition Rothenberg 
● Don’t miss 1/17 
 
Read Critically 
● Question the source  ○ Why are these details important to the overall significance of the source  ● Look for ways of thinking  ○ Who, What, Why, How, So what?  ● Annotate & take notes 
● Finding central argument before reading 
 
The Good Enough Professor 
● Who  ○ English Lit Professor 
○ Does she have credibility/authority given her profile? 
○ R1 University - hard to get position 
○ Blog post created a speaking tour 
● What  ○ bigger topic of education and university students  ● Why & How  ○ identifying that there is some form of debate/conversation around the issue 
○ not widely accepted 
○ Breaking down the bigger idea 
● So what  ○ We can learn from this and change our perspective 
○ Possibly take action to change the education system 
 
What is Ethnic Studies? 
● Privileging the perspectives of minoritized groups 
● Additive Approach (adding ethnic perspectives/ideas to preexisting 
history/stories/traditional education models/mainstream understandings)  ● Transformational Approach ← what it’s really about  ○ Paradigm shifting 
○ Changing the voice of the contributors to society 
○ Talks more complexly about how ideals interact with discrimination etc. 
○ E pluribus unum 
■ (of many one) national motto 
■ melting pot idea 
■ put minoritized groups in the conversation of society 
● Developed in Concert with: 
background image ○ Imperialist ideologies 
○ Commitments to self-determination and eradication of racism 
○ Post-colonial nation building 
○ Civil Rights movements 
● Contributions of ES:  ○ Oppression & Power 
○ Hierarchies 
○ Social Justice 
○ Destabilizing 
● It is not:  ○ Identity politics 
○ Simplistic celebration of multiculturalism 
○ White hate or white guilt 
○ White savior 
 

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School: California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Department: OTHER
Course: Race, Culture, and Politics in the United States
Professor: Jenell Navarro
Term: Fall 2017
Tags: Intro to Ethnic Studies
Name: ES 112 Week 1 Notes
Description: These are the notes from the first week that introduce the topic of Ethnic Studies
Uploaded: 01/08/2018
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