For this assignment I just need:
Two sentences answers for part 1 questions 1-10
Two paragraph answers for part 2 questions 1-2
One page essay for part 3 question 1
So total of maybe 2-3 pages of work done along with reading the Rothman documents in order to answer correctly.
Part I (10 questions, 2 points each): Write two or three brief sentences only for each question in this section.
- Explain what Rothman means in the analogies he makes in the first three lines under the subsection beginning on page 3, â€œSocial Justice.â€ Does he use this to claim that social justice is value-neutral or not value-neutral?
- From the subsection which begins on page 7, â€œThe Pace of Change,â€ define what is a â€œmicroaggressionâ€ and provide an example from the text that seeks to illustrate how this works and in what context(s).
- What is â€œintersectionalityâ€ and explain whether Rothman agrees with this concept or not. Use evidence from that section beginning on page 14 to support your response.
- What two possible meanings might be associated with the title of the subsection, â€œFlowers for Americaâ€? How does Rothmanâ€™s summary claimâ€”â€œâ€¦the idea that victimhood not only deserves sympathy and redress but also confers virtueâ€â€”attempt to support what the title represents?
- In the subsection â€œPiety and Prejudice,â€ Otto Warmbierâ€™s tragic story is discussed. Explain how Rothman uses this story in this section.
- In the subsection The Right to be Believedâ€ beginning on page 22, Rothman discusses the opposition between â€œrape cultureâ€ versus evidence-based prosecutions. What does he argue about this opposition? Also, summarize the most important point he seems to make here to support his argument.
- On page 24, the subsection â€œThe â€˜Job Interviewâ€™â€ begins. This section goes into details about Brett Kavanaughâ€™s confirmation process. Describe how this subsection is organized, and then identify at which paragraph Rothman begins to conclude this section, and say what he does to conclude it.
- In the subsection â€œThe Identitarian Right,â€ beginning on page 27, Rothman argues that the conservative right at one time understood that â€œdivisive identity politicsâ€ was a problem for the nation. Summarize what Rothman says the conservative right forgot.
- Use a theory from Carver that might explain Rothmanâ€™s argument in the first paragraph of the subsection â€œHow Republics Failâ€ on page 30.
- Explain what Rothman means by, â€œâ€¦the legitimately oppressed are entitled to redress: (32). Also explain, from that same paragraph, what he means when he argues that the modern social justice movement â€œis not an aberration but an extension of Americaâ€™s magnanimity.â€
Part II: (Two Short Paragraph Essays, 20 points each) All answers must be written using complete and grammatically correct sentences.
- From pages 33-36, in about two sentences, first summarize what Rothman argues in this subsection, â€œThe Gospel Truth.â€ Next, in about 3-4 sentences, focus on what you think is the most important point made in this subsection. Explain why you think this is so.
- From pages 39-42, in about two sentences, first summarize Rothmanâ€™s argument in this subsection, â€œThe Origins of Identity.â€ Next, in about 3-4 sentences, focus on one of the parts of this subsection and argue whether you agree or disagree with it. Explain why you agree or disagree.
Part III: (One-Page Essay, 40 points)
First, summarize in approximately three sentences â€œPayback for the Planter Classâ€ from Rothmanâ€™s pages 43-48. Discuss in the summary how he constructs this section of the book. Next, in about 7-10 sentences, focus an analysis on three points of rhetoric in this section. Point out the phrases of this rhetoric, then explain what how they seem to be functioning as rhetoric.