Racial and Ethnic Inequality Discussion

Racial and Ethnic Inequality Discussion


The goal of this discussion is to allow you to analytically and creatively examine the unit’s concepts. Through productive discourse with your classmates, you can expand your thinking to consider other points of view and experiences, and challenge each other to see different analytical perspectives. To do so, it is important to write clearly, give reference or context for your examples so that they are understood, and include citations for the source of the points that you make. Use evidence based claims to support your positions and use a sociological perspective when constructing your posts.


Find and explore an alternative media form written by and for people of color, a specific ethnic or racial group. Compare the stories reported on a mainstream source (NY Times (Links to an external site.)Fox News (Links to an external site.)Washington Post (Links to an external site.)MSNBC (Links to an external site.)). What are the differences that you observe? Consider topics covered, depth, framing, who is interviewed, etc.

Some possible sources include: The Root, (Links to an external site.)Indian Country Today (Links to an external site.), Latinx Spaces, (Links to an external site.)Kansas City Call, (Links to an external site.)Asian American News (Links to an external site.)

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Due Dates

  • Post answer to the question by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, CT.
  • Respond to at least one classmate by 11:59 p.m., Friday, CT.
  • Respond to either someone who responded to you, a second classmate, or the instructor, by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, CT.