Reading Questions-Oppression and Justice
Answer the following questions as you read. Be sure to cite where in the text you found the answer. 1. According to Frye, what are some of the characteristics of “Oppression”? How is it different from general suffering? 2. Explain the “double-bind” and the cage metaphor Frye presents. 3. According to Lorde, how can identity and creativity help to dismantle the oppressive structures of patriarchy? 4. Find five examples of racist practices in U.S. history from Coates’ essay “The Case for Reparations” and explain how they fit into Frye’s theory of Oppression.