Rough Draft of Soil Sample Study Soil Sampling Lab 6 ISAT 302 February 4, 2013 Honor Pledge:________­_ Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to determine five fundamental soil properties: percent moisture, soil pH, soil texture, bulk density, and percent porosity. The percent moisture was found by first measuring and weighing each soil sample on the day they were retrieved. Next the samples were placed in an oven to dry and after a week they were reweighed. Dividing the initial weight of the sample by the weight of the dried sample…
The Myth of Race: Agustin Fuentes. Rough Draft Outline
Alright so I typed this at around 3 AM with a Monster-Energy drink next to me so enjoy this energy driven, procrastinated, 935 word essay.
In The Myth of Race, Agustin Fuentes argues that race is a social construction that has no basis in biology. Fuentes’s analysis on race in society is generally less specific than Beverly Tatum’s excerpt on race in society. Fuentes fails to several key components about race that are examined in Tatum’s book excerpt, but also touches on points Tatum would agree with.
Fuentes argues racial identity is a myth that is fantasied by perceptions. Fuentes states perceptions have viewed blacks “as more athletic and overly sexual”, Asians “as more bookish and reserved”, and whites falling “in between, more or less the average everyman”.
Fuentes states this myth allows “the assumption that we can define a specific set of traits that consistently differentiates each race from the other with limited overlap between members.”(Fuentes 518). However, racial identity is a major topic of discussion for Tatum.
According to Tatum, identity during adolescence is a sense of getting to know yourself asking questions such as “Who Am I? Who can I be?”. Tatum later on goes on to explain that for the black youth when answering these questions, it includes thinking about “Who am I ethnically and or/racially? What does it mean to be black.”(Tatum 375).
While Fuentes believes perceptions fuel myths, Tatum states, “our self-perceptions are shaped by the messages that we receive from around us”, and believes the reason why so many black youth are focused on their race is because “when young black men and women enter adolescence, the racial content of those messages intensifies.”(Tatum 376).
Tatum uses examples, such as her son, a tall black kid, being asked by strangers if he plays basketball, a predominately dominated black sport, or if women hold their bag a little bit tighter when he’s near, all to show the racial content of the messages sent as black .....[read full text]
Fuentes believes the social reality of race is related to the patterns of racial inequality in the US and therefore has an impact on the body of the individual. Tatum also argues that race relations have a psychological effect on “fitting in” to your identity, and how there’s a negative effect if you don’t fit into it.
Fuentes fails to several key components about race that are examined in Tatum’s book excerpt, but also touches on points Tatum would agree with. Tatum’s book excerpt goes into various details that show both benefits, and effects of skin color that Fuen.....