“Culture,” “Identity,” and “Heritage”
This week we have watched
1) John Oliver’s video about the Confederacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5b_-TZwQ0I
2) read the Intro to Culture & Identity
3) read James Baldwin’s “Going to Meet the Man
4) read a New York Times essay by poet Caroline Randall Williamst
Please think about the arguments each of the assigned readings for this module are making and–in a 2.5-3 page essay–explain how these works question the ideas embedded in words like “culture,” “identity,” and “heritage.”
What seems to be the main objections these authors have to the ways in which these ideas are typically used by those who would claim them as part of their identity?
as you assess this controversial subject, can you think of ways you personally relate to the conflicts explored in these works?
Write the essay in MLA format, and please be sure to use specific examples to support your ideas.