- Please read the attached article, and view the video clips below. Listen carefully in order to understand as much of the Spanish as you can, using the images and contextual clues to help you get a sense of the gist of the video content.
- Next, write a 200-word response to the issues raised, in English and in Spanish (with at least 3 complete paragraphs in Spanish. Every response is valid, and all opinions will be respected. Make sure to address the following questions:
- What is syncretism and how does it differ from the concept of the melting pot?
- How is Latin Americas (specifically Brazil and Cuba) experience with racial and cultural mixture different from that of the U.S.
- Can you give a couple of examples of syncretism in your own culture or in the U.S.?