Read the following news reports and watch the video. After you read them, write an essay, 400-600 words, relating and connecting our class lectures and readings on national identity and nationalism, minorities and the state, and identity politics to what is happening in the United States as people protest Covid 19 (coronavirus) lockdowns and restrictions, and also to the reaction of government officials to Indian reservations who have decided to restrict entry to outsiders. You can think about, among other points: What do these protests have to do with American national identity? What are minorities’ roles in these protests? How is the US government responding to such protests, at various levels, from local and state authorities to the federal level? How can you understand state government’s trying to force indigenous/native peoples to remain open using what we learned about minority-state relations and identity politics? How do these two topics relate to each other?
relating and connecting our class lectures and readings on national identity and nationalism, minorities and the state, and identity politics (attached) please relate.