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For our small groups class DISCUSSION, you will post based on the prompt below, then you will read two other students posts on TOPICS DIFFERENT from yours and post with MEANINGFUL responses. This will help us discover the interests of our course community.
Choose any of the following topics to find Factual articles/webpages and submit your post based on the following guidelines:
Genocide of Indigenous People This is continuing today in the United States and across the world!
Black people stolen from Africa and enslavedSlavery is still happening on may different levels, from directly like what’s happening to harvest Cacoa, Cashews, Coltan, Gold, Diamonds, etc., to the less obvious enslavement like what you learned in the propaganda of stuff
SegregationGerrymandering or Lack of access. BIPOC are still regularly stopped by police for not being in the “right place”. Voter ID laws.
Redlining of neighborhoods to perpetuate segregation under false pretenseIf we look at the where Disease Clusters are most proponent, we see a clear divide that still exists today though Redlining was outlawed through Fair Housing Act of 1968. If you are interested, check out the Health Disparities across the U.S. map. (Links to an external site.)
Prohibition of illicit drugsAlthough rates of drug use and sales are similar across racial and ethnic lines, Black and Latino people are far more likely to be criminalized than white people, due to the War on Drugs leading to mass incarceration.
Racial Profiling, illegal search and seizure and prison sentences of Black and Latino peopleIt occurs every day, in cities and towns across the country, when law enforcement and private security target people of color for humiliating and often frightening detentions, interrogations, and searches without evidence of criminal activity and based on perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion.
Disproportionate access to healthcare, food and green spaceBIPOC have lower wages and/or jobs that don’t offer healthcare, live is Food Deserts, and their cities lack trees and green spaces limiting access to nature and shade
Disproportionate death rates during CoViD-19 of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)The numbers are alarming! What are the reasons for a higher likelihood of death from CoViD-19 based on the color of skin? It is outrageous!
I know. Every single one of the above topics are maddening and you want to address all of them! For this assignment, focus on one. For life, address them all!! First Post: Due July 22nd
Read your chosen article/webpage, Copy the prompts, Respond in a different font, then post in the Reply window for the following:
TOPIC (1pt) Title (1pt) & Date (1pt):
Is the title sensationalized (i.e. an attention grabber) or straight to the point (i.e. honest)? (1pt)
How can you tell if this material is Factual versus Misinformation/Conspiracy/Opinion based? Site evidence.(2pt)
Is the article supported by Data? Yes/No and in what way. Explain (2pts)?
Why do YOU find this particular topic interesting? (no right or wrong reason(s))(2pts)
Summarize the article/webpage in 150 or more of your own words (5pts):
Include the Link or if it’s on paper, post a picture of the article so we can read it (2pt).
And most important: SUGGEST A MEANINGFUL SOLUTION of at least 50 words. (5pts). We simply can’t go on like this. Please be very thoughtful and realistic. Don’t just say make a law.