Race: It’s Deeper than You Think
Writing Assignment 3 Instructions:
For this assignment we will be digging deeper into the different facets of institutionalized racism. Pick one of the following:
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Video: The Hate U Give
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Native American (ONLY Available for rent through Amazon): WARNING: Strong political themes
Each of these stories reveals something different about racism. Write a reflective essay in which you discuss the following:
- What sources of institutionalized racism were revealed did the piece you selected? How deep do these sources run and do you think there is some way to dismantle these systems?
- How did this influence the behaviors of the subjects involved?
- In your response you might reflect upon everything we have covered in this class concerning race and inequities.
Final Product: Must be accompanied by a report from TURNitIN.
For this assignment you must write an essay of at least 800 to 1000 words (double-spaced with Times New Roman 12 pnt). You may write more if you wish but limit your responses to no more than 6-pages. Please write for an educated general audience. Spelling, stylistic conventions, grammar, organization, and syntax count as much as content. If you cite any sources or use quotes you need to supply an appropriate bibliography. The bibliography does NOT count towards the word/page requirement.
You will be graded on the following criteria (Rubric):1) Organization of ideas: To get full credit make sure your writing shows high degree of attention to logic, reasoning and topical content. Clearly leads reader from opening through body to conclusions. Stirs thought in conclusions. 2) Format: the assignment requirements in page length, font-size, spacing and indents. 3) Conventions: grammar, spelling, punctuation, verb/noun agreement. 4) Sentence fluency: vocabulary/word choice and sentence structure. 5) Level of content/Ideas: synthesis of ideas, use of original and novel thoughts.