Role Of Race Assignment
This assignment provides an opportunity for students to explore how race shapes and contextualizes the structure and organization of institutions within U.S. society and globally. Students apply knowledge gained through the study of race in a collaborative project.
Students select an institution of interest (e.g. political or economic structures, the criminal justice or educational systems, in technology, media, housing, popular culture or healthcare), and examine the role of race in this aspect of society in the United States and another country. A comparison will be drawn between the roles race plays in this institution in these two settings. This assignment involves research, writing, and analysis.