English IV Final Essay: Prejudice and Intersectionality
For your final essay you will be writing a 10-12 page paper on prejudice and intersectionality in American society. You will need to address various components of identity that we have discussed in class such as gender, race, religion, and nationality, but you can bring up other aspects in your own research as well (sexuality, mental/physical ability, social class, etc.)
Take a stance on the state of prejudice and intersectionality in American society: What are the problems that arise from prejudice and discrimination? Where in society do we see those issues come up? Are these issues important to address? Are we working towards effectively fixing issues related to prejudice and the intersectionality of identities? And if not, what can we do?
Since we are thinking about intersectionality, you will want to bring up more than one component of identity. Circle two (or more) identities to discuss in your essay:
Gender Race Religion Nationality Other:__________________
Outlining: (What your essay will need to accomplish)