Answer these questions each with a paragraph


1.) Explain what Freire means when he writes that the banking system of education is “necrophilic” versus the problem-posing model of education, which is “biophilic.”

  1. Explain what Freire means when he writes that the banking system of education is “necrophilic” versus the problem-posing model of education, which is “biophilic.”

2.) In your journals, interpret and analyze the garden scene from the video “30 days: Immigration,” with Rigoberto, Frank, and the lizards.

3.) Why was it important for you to rebel (from your childhood experience drawing)? How does Anzaldua explain the importance of rebellion in “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”? What does rebellion have to with identity, voice, dress, and language?…

4.) What does the “tradition of silence” that Anzaldua describes in “How To Tame a Wild Tongue” have to do with: Rape Culture, Toxic Masculinity , Black Lives Matter Movement

5.) From the video, “A Conversation with Native Americans on Race”:

    1. Describe the “blood quantum” for Native Americans. How is the blood quantum monitoring used to control Native Americans’ access to resources? Be specific. Do you think this is fair? Share your thoughts.
    2. Describe how and why the young lady’s Native name equates to

    6.) From the video, “A Conversation with White People on Race”: How is racism defined? / How is white privilege or whiteness different than white individuals?

  1. #7 From the video, “A Conversation with Latinos on Race”: What is colorism? // What do you think the speaker with “ojos claros” (light eyes) means when he says that if one fetishizes “ojos claros” one is reinforcing white supremacy? What are your thoughts?
  2. #8 In the Ted Talk, “Towards a New Standard of Beauty,” Amber Starks engages a quotation by Erin Mckean. What do you think this quotation means? “You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female’.”
    Erin McKean
  3. #9 In your journals, respond to the following:What would this classroom look like if it was 1950? What would your life be like? What was life like for people of color when America was “great?
  4. #10 In your journals, using the text, “Theory and Play of the Duende” by Federico Garcia Lorca as a reference (make a note of where you find textual support–find a quotation–for your understanding of Duende), explain in your own words what you think Duende is? Do you think Duende is positive, negative, or both? Explain. Have you ever experienced Duende? Describe your experience. What does Flamenco have to do with Duende? What story do you think the Flamenco dancer, Alba Heredia might be telling us in her dance? What does her dance have to do with Duende? How might her dance be similar to a bullfight?
  5. #11 What is the argument presented by Paula Gunn Allen in the text, “The Living Reality of the Medicine World.” Find a passage in the text that illustrates plant consciousness, which is a key point to Allen’s central argument. Plant Blindness served an evolutionary purpose in the early stages of human development. Why might it be dangerous now? Do humans need plants? Why and for what exactly? Do plants need humans? How have humans treated plants and the environment? If plants evolved not to have organs, yet still have the function, meaning plants can see without eyes, hear without ears, etc. what might that say about plants in comparison to human…
  6. #12 Write a 5 Line Poem after gazing at a living plant (growing out of soil) for at least 10 minutes. Contemplate what you see when you look at the plant, how you feel AND imagine what the plant sees and feels while looking at you. Be creative!