Assignment: Response In Sociology 200-Words.

Assignment: Response In Sociology 200-Words.
Assignment: Response In Sociology 200-Words.

Reply to another student in a meaningful way using your sociological knowledge. (2 pts)

Classmate’s answer A

What do you conclude about racism and racial identity in reading # 31 (Showing my Color by Clarence Page)? Do you think the readings is still relevant today? (3 pts)

Clarence Page’s circumstances growing up has its place in history. Although I do not believe that this level of racism is still present, I do believe we still face racism and racial identity. We don’t have separate areas, pools, and water fountains anymore like in Clarence’s chapter. Instead, we have walls and laws stopping illegal immigration and Muslims from certain countries from coming into the United States. We may not see the same level of racism today, but there still is a boundary stopping the country from being racial equal and distinct. I find it harder and harder to find something authentic in Los Angeles. Food is a great example because even though we want Chinese food, the easiest thing to get is Panda Express. Everything we start to find and recognize is slowly becoming Americanized and this is the start of integration. This makes it hard for people to find a racial identity because they are trapped in the idea of becoming Americanized. Japanese Americans faced this issue when they were put into internment camps during world war ii. Due to their nature of not being Americanized, they were forced to live away from civilization where they could hurt the country. They were forced to either join the army or live in the camps.

The sociologists William Wilson has argues that social class is more important than race in determining the life chances of African Americans. Quoting chapter 12 in the textbook, please present his argument and state if you agree with him or not and why. (5 pts)

Wilson argues that, “Prior to the civil rights laws, African Americans were excluded from avenues of economic advancement: good schools and good jobs”(Pearsons). Due to the change that was offered post civil rights laws, the differentiation in the well off and below average African American population can be seen through social class and not so much race. I can agree to this to a certain extent. If we are to look at the population of African Americans out there today, then yes, social class heavily dictates where we are today. This doesn’t mean that racism doesn’t affect their success rate. Racism is found in almost every corner of the United States, which stops everyone from reaching their true goals. I also disagree in certain circumstances though because there are people despite facing adversity, they move up the social ladder. Richard Sherman, a corner back for the Seattle Sea Hawks, was born in Compton, California. Despite being, “The group hat is stuck in the inner city has little opportunity for work, lives in depressing poverty, and attends poor schools”, Richard Sherman was able to go to Stanford and make it to the National Football League. Many athletes nowadays have similar back stories. Not to say that Wilson’s theory isn’t correct, it’s just outdated to fit a particular time frame. Today the issue still holds, but there are many outliers.

My reply to a friend discussion :

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS

Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me: Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.

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