Focus on a problem in a community outside your own and write a 6-7 page essay that explores both the problem and a possible solution(s) to the problem.
Task Focus on a problem in a community outside your own and write a 6-7 page essay that explores both the problem and a possible solution(s) to the problem. A Note on Topic Pick a community that differs from your identity in at least one significant way, whether race, socioeconomic class, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, native language, immigration status, body weight, disability, religion, housing status or age group, and so on. A Note About Essay Organization This is a problem/solution paper. Everyone’s essay should have two parts: 1) explanation of the problem, 2) a possible solution or approach to the problem. There are several ways to organize this essay. You can emphasize one section more than the other (problem or solution) by spending more time on it. In other words, you don’t have to spend half the essay exploring the problem, and half exploring the solution. Please keep in mind that this is an argument essay. Your thesis might be presented in any of the following forms:
• Argue/define the cause(s) of the problem;
• Argue against a common misunderstanding of the problem;
• Argue that not enough is being done to address the problem;
• Argue for what you see as the best solution to the problem;
• Argue against a solution that you don’t think is working.
• You must incorporate four of your own academic sources using the online catalog of books
and article databases from GCC’s Library website. Your sources should be less than ten
years old and must include one academic journal article, one in-depth magazine or news
article and one website. The fourth source type is your choice. You may use multi-media
sources for your paper.
• Use MLA style. An annotated bibliography (in lieu of a Works Cited page) will also be due with your final draft. It will not count towards the final page count. • A 1-page, double-spaced, Semester Reflection, will also be due with your final draft and should answer the following questions: 1) What challenges did you face in writing a research paper and how did you address them? 2) What significant insights did you gain about research and/or writing this semester? 3) What are you proud of in this paper? 4) Read over your first two essays, and then explain how you have changed and/or what you have learned as a writer this semester. 5) What are your goals for yourself as a writer moving on from this class? 6) What have you learned about race, identity and discrimination this semester? What have you learned about yourself?
June 3rd 2017
It has been 62 years since theSupreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. The Brown v. Board of Education lawsuit was in which the Supreme Court deemed that having segregation in schools is unconstitutional. In 1954, the Supreme Court understood that race should not pose a handicap on the education you receive. This however is not the case with today’s education in the United States. Even though we have determined segregation to be unconstitutional, there is still problems with children of color. In today’s society, neighborhoods with a prodimentaly black population have lower test scores, higher rates of suspension and have morecrimes committed within the school. This is a problem when we think about the court case. If it is unconstitutional to segregate schools then why are these neighborhoods doing worse than the white neighborhoods? School segregation today is not the same as it was in 1954. Today’s segregation is based off isolated schools. Isolated schools are schools in which the population is more than 75% the same race or socio-economic class. In an article written by Greg Toppo he writes, “Such schools, investigators found, offered disproportionately fewer math, science and college-prep courses and had higher rates of students who were held back in ninth grade, suspended or expelled”. In the United States, we must learn to better deal with the issue of segregation amongst schools. School Segregation is a problem today because of…