Using this week’s readings and films, write a brief 200-word post to answer the following questions:
- The Helenon articleActions states that “Many groups have come up with a meaning of Black that is not so much about the color of skin as it is about asserting one’s origins and heritage in a country where multiculturalism is in fact largely synonymous with Whiteness” (p.161). Please discuss the complex identification systems French citizens of color use. Use the reading, the film La HaineLinks to an external site., and the Paris BurningLinks to an external site. video clip to guide your argument.
- Secondly, do you believe an American model of Blackness would be enough to counter these daily issues, or must something else be done?
Use information from the background and context information here, or other outside references and your own personal experiences to build out your post and support your opinions.