Your fnal esy and dscussion board poting for this lssn are related. In preparation of writing your fnal essay, you must complete the L15 Essay 2 Checkpoint. First, read the Essay Two asgnment in its entirety and then post a link to an outside article, weblink, media source, or news event that ilustrates inequity in your chosen institutional space, be it family, education, work, the media, or the criminal justice system. For the discussion forum,summarize the content of your outside source and address how you intend to connect this source to your chosen institutional space in a short paragraph (around fve sentences).
In Bryan Stevenson’s TED talk, he proposes a “crazy” or radical idea to criminally try or treat his “poor 14-year-old black male client like a privileged white 75-year-old corporate executive” (Stevenson, 2012).
For your fnal paper, you are asked to see this quote as an encapsulation of all we have discussed over the semester. You need to pick one unit from the second half of the course (work, family, education, media and popular culture, bodies, beauty and sports, or the criminal justice system) and apply this analogy to propose your own crazy radical ideas for transformation.
1. Use your outside article, weblink, media source, or news event that ilustrates inequity in your chosen institutional space, be it family, education, work, the media or the criminal justice system that you posted to the L15 Essay 2 Checkpoint.
2. Then, drawing upon the readings and lessons of the frst half of the course, describe the ways that intersectional inequalities based on race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and/or diversity are at play in this example.
3. Finally, think about Stevenson’s analogy about treating all individuals as if they were “privileged white 75-year old corporate executives.”
What radical suggestions do you have for change within your chosen institutional space? This is a difcult question to answer, but try to take a stab about how to change the injustice you have observed. Becoming aware of who has an “invisible backpack” and who doesn’t can help make a diference towards equality and social justice. See the examples listed below that could be used as essay topics.
Your essay should be around 4 to 5 pages in length (around 1000 – 1250 words, using 12-point font, double-spaced pages).
Please check the Essay 2 Assignment Student Examples section within the Lesson 15 module to see what other students in this class have submitted in previous semester offerings.
There is no need to consult other sources than the ones you read for class and your chosen outside article, weblink, media source, or news event that ilustrates inequity in your chosen institutional space. All sources used must be documented in a Works Cited page or footnote, including sources from the course. To submit, upload your paper to this drop box.
Refer to the Writing. Assignment业Rubric for grading expectations. This is also located in the Orientation section of the course.
Please see this ‘Paper Template↓’ (created by Bethany Doane) for suggestions and reminders on how to structure an essay.
Note: Your grade for completing the Essay 2 Checkpoint will be factored into the overall Essay 2 Paper grade.