answer five ques after reading an article on food and racism

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  1. Sukrungrung states, at the end of the first paragraph, “there were many things I didn’t know about my mother when I was ten.” What does the boy learn about his mother during their visit to the bowling alley? How might this new-found knowledge affect future interactions with his mother? With the white world he must navigate daily?
  2. Take a stab at analyzing the exchange between Ira’s mother and the white man who approaches her at the bowling alley. Why does he thank her? What false assumptions about race and heritage does his gesture reveal? Do you think he was being sincere? Explain your answer.
  3. At the end of the essay, though the narrator’s mother is visibly livid, she pastes a fake smile on her face and politely responds. Share at least two reasons why she might have reacted this way instead of lashing out.
  4. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a hurtful situation involving mistaken assumption/s about your heritage? How did you react outwardly to the person who was being racially offensive? What was going for you internally/ emotionally during this incident?
  5. Do you think Ira and his mother were victims of a form of micro-aggression (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.? Why or why not?