The purpose of this assignment is to explore stratification and
prejudice in current events. Despite great advances towards equality
between the races and genders, racial and gender discrimination, as well
as class stratification remain serious social problems. To conclude
this course, you will use the news media to discover current social
issues with regards to race and gender.
To complete this assignment, perform the following tasks:
- Using newspapers, news websites, or news magazines, select three
current events (within the last six months) that reflect our studies on
stratification. One event should represent racial issues, one gender
issues, and one class issues. All three should demonstrate
discrimination and/or stratification in American society.
- Using your research, describe the current events and how they are
reflective of your studies on racial, gender, and class discrimination
- Analyze the events and apply the lecture and text to the news
articles. What theories of stratification apply? Are the current events
representative of the historical trends of racial, gender, and class
discrimination and or/stratification? What solutions, if any, should be
applied to these current events?
- In your discussion, apply your personal experiences and observations to the current events.
- How do you feel that the media perpetuates discrimination and/or
stratification based on race, gender, and class? Support your ideas
with concepts from the text and/or appropriate outside resources.
Provide a minimum of three references and apply the correct APA
standards in the format of text, citations, and references. Your paper
should include a title page and reference. Your paper should be at least
five pages in length, not including the title and reference pages.