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Stratification and Prejudice in Current Events
The purpose of this assignment is to explore stratification and prejudice in current events. Despite great advances towards equality between the races and genders, racial and gender discrimination, as well as class stratification remain serious social problems. To conclude this course, you will use the news media to discover current social issues with regards to race and gender.
To complete this assignment, perform the following tasks:
- Using newspapers, news websites, or news magazines, select three current events (within the last six months) that reflect our studies on stratification. One event should represent racial issues, one gender issues, and one class issues. All three should demonstrate discrimination and/or stratification in American society.
Provide a minimum of three references and apply the correct APA standards in the format of text, citations, and references. Your paper should include a title page and reference. Your paper should be at least five pages in length, not including the title and reference pages.
Name your file LastNameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc and submit it to
M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox by Week 5, Day 5.Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum PointsSelected and used research to describe three current events, one each that addresses racial, gender, and class discrimination and/or stratification.
28Analyzed each current event, incorporating theories and concepts from the text, lecture, and appropriate outside resources.
68Compared the current events to historical trends of racial, gender, and class discrimination and or/stratification.
36Suggested possible solutions for each current event.
36Applied personal experiences and observations to the current events.
32Analyzed the media’s role in perpetuating discrimination and/or stratification.
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