What did you find most interesting/thought-provoking/upsetting?

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please do each part in different document or i will consider it as missing part
part one
Please answer the following questions related to the content of (10/3 – 10/8) Module 7: Colonial Society and Mestizaje in New Spain. For full credit, make sure that you post (written or video) your reflection answers AND positively reply to at least one other classmate. Subscribe to this Discussion Board for notifications.
Refection: Write 1 paragraph for each question (4 -6 sentences / 250 + word count X 2, as there are two questions). Use parenthetical citations when referencing the lecture PPT, for example use (Mod 7) for Module 7 lecture and reference the name of the reading articles and the title of the video clips when citing those resources.
Or, Create a Video response using Canvas Studio!!!
What did you find most interesting/thought-provoking/upsetting?
How does the content learned in this module connect to current events/issues?
OR
How does the content learned in this module connect to you? (this is not a literal question. Think of gender roles, job specialization, trade as in shopping and technology, dogs, cats, and brewing beer)
Suggested Reply to your classmates:
What did they make note of?
Was their Reflection similar or different from your observations?
part. two
Mestizaje in Colonial Spanish America
Overview: The following module looked at the creation of the Systema de Castas (Caste System) as a way to distinguish the Spanish “Pure Blood” Europeans from the rest of colonial Spanish society. However, the increased mixing of European, Indigenous, and African blood made it difficult to categorize and distinguish “Pure Blood” Spanish Europeans from everyone else.
Directions: Read the following articles and view the following film clip from Black in Latin America (BLA). The submission should be 2 full pages long or 500 word count; not per question but in total. Cite the video clips when quoting or paraphrasing (Black Latin America), use parenthetical citation for the reading articles (AY) for American Yawp and (JSTOR Yanga); (JSTOR Polygamy); (JSTOR Paintings), and (Mod 7) when using the lecture PPT. This is not a research paper, so there is no need for a cover page or work cited page.
Articles:
The following article looks at the freed Black city of Yanga.
What were the conditions like for both enslaved and freed Blacks in Colonial Spain?
How were the Yanguicos able to survive under the shadow of the Spanish Crown?
What is the legacy of the city of Yanga in Mexico today?
JSTOR Daily: Mexico’s First Liberated City Commemorates Its Founding (JSTOR Yanga)Links to an external site.
This following article looks at the conflict between the Spanish and Native Americans in North America, specially with indigenous practices of polygamy (more than one spouse) and the resistance by the Pueblo led by Po’pay, a Pueblo religious leader who lead a revolt against Spanish colonialism.
What were the Spaniards view towards Native American polygamy?
How did Native Americans, like Po’pay, respond to Spanish colonialism?
JSTOR Daily: Polygamy, Native Societies, and Spanish Colonists (JSTOR Polygamy)Links to an external site.
This last article looks at the Casta paintings and how the Spanish tried (and failed) to establish a legal racial code in Colonial Spanish America.
JSTOR Daily: The Paintings That Tried (and Failed) to Codify Race (JSTOR Paintings)Links to an external site.
What was the function for the Casta paintings?
How did clothing reflect these same attitudes of “race” in Colonial Spanish America?
Film Clip
Black in Latin America: The Black Grandma in the closet w/ Prof. Robert Louis Gates, Jr. (BLA)
View the following (0:00 – 27:00)
1) What is the historical legacy of the fandango?
2) What were some of Prof. Cruz’s significant clues to Mexico’s missing black population?(hint: family albums & food)
3) Who is Yanga and the significance of the town named after him?
4) What do the Casta paintings reveal about colonial Spanish society?
5) How does Costa Chica relate to African culture?
6) How are current Afro-Mexicans embracing their forgotten African heritage?

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