You will need to choose one marginalized group from our society that you will use through all three written assignments. Marginalized groups can include any group that has been discriminated against or faced oppression due to being viewed as the “other” in society. Marginalization can occur because of someone’s race, gender, class, sexual orientation, age. religion, or ability. Examples include African Americans, Latinos, women, gay or lesbians, seniors, or people with disabilities.
- Once you have selected a group you will write a 2 page paper on the history, cultural identity, and background of your chosen group. This paper should include:
o A history of the group including major events that have affected them as a group (e.g. immigration to the U.S., historical Supreme Court cases) o Major cultural traditions or background o Current demographic information
- This paper should include at least 3 outside sources.
- Please be sure to avoid using internet sources such as Wikipedia or other web- based resources that do not have strong academic backing. You will also be required to use in-text references in your work in accordance with APA style to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism detection software will be used to scan each paper and any paper that is determined to have academic integrity issues will earn a score of 0 automatically. Any papers that have been submitted in other courses will NOT be accepted. This must be original work. Self-plagiarism and any other forms of plagiarism will result in one or all of the following actions: 1) 0 for the assignment 2) failing the course 3) dismissal from the university.
Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write.