Write a 100 – 500 words essay comparing and contrasting White privilege and colorism.

Write a 100 – 500 words essay comparing and contrasting White privilege and colorism.

Assignment: White Privilege and Colorism

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White Privilege and Colorism

Write a 100 – 500 words essay comparing and contrasting White privilege and colorism.

Organize your paper as an essay with introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs.

Include answers to the following questions:

What is White privilege?
If you are a person of color, what are some examples of being denied privilege due to your color?
Can you think of privileges that change, depending on the social context (as one moves from one place or social setting to another)? Provide some examples.
What is colorism? How did this idea develop, and what are its roots?
What are some examples of colorism within today’s overall American society?
Cite and reference in APA style all sources of information used.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines

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.

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