Assignment 3 in intended to provide you with a practice opportunity to review, summarize and restate a broad range of information from the course study materials, and then to apply that knowledge gained and to make it applicable to several US ethnic groups understudy.
Be sure to provide something in response to each step and to mention the course materials (authors, names, date of publication and titles). Assignment 3s that do not answer each STEP, may be returned with a request to complete and resubmit.
Provide paragraphs which will make up your Assignment 3, by discussing and providing a response to the following STEPS:
Create a title of your Assignment 3, similar to if you were writing a book or making a movie. Something that speaks to what you have expressed in this assignment.
In the top left corner of your 1st page, Write your name, etc. as follows:
March , 2021
Jane Q. Doe
Submitted for Dr.
ES 100: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Northern Arizona University
Title: Something Expressive
STEP 1. Please write out a summary of the main points from the textbook by Richard Rothstein (2017)
entitled The Color of Law A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. You began reading the various chapters of this book during Week 7.
You will determine the word count for your STEP 1.
Your Assignment 3 should a) Mention the title and the author b) State what the main argument or assertion and the purpose for writing the book c) What information and evidence does the author provide in the various chapters, to convince us that the contents of the book are accurate, true and correct? d) This book tends to aim a focus on segregation in Urban cities. Which racial or ethnic group(s) does the book
seem to highlight most? e) In addition to the book, using the course materials, write out several paragraphs, showing how the information in the book may also be applied to explain the dynamics and consequences of segregation for Native Americans, and Hispanic Latin@/Chica@o Americans, and Asian Americans.
Please Remember to add the book to your References list, at the end of your Assignment 3.
Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2017)
STEP 2. Write out a brief summary of the reading entitled “White by Law” by Ian F. Hanley Lopez (2000).
This part of your Assignment 3 should explain: a) What does the author state, in this article? b) What proof does this article contain that race and/or ethnicity rules were created through law? c) Which racial or ethnic groups were intended to be impacted by the law(s) or policies mentioned in this article? d) What impact did the law(s) mentioned in the article have upon people and on society? e) When and how did the law(s) mentioned come to an end? You may need to go online to locate addition information to help you provide some type of response to these STEP 2 questions.
Please Remember to add the book to your References list, at the end of your Assignment 3.
Lopez, Ian F. Hanley (2000) “White by Law” in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (2nd ed.) by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000).
STEP 3. How might the information provided in the book by Rothstein and the article by Lopez provide
support for the perspective which suggests that Affirmative Action policies in the U.S. are necessary?
STEP 4. How might the information provided in the book by Rothstein and the article by Lopez provide
support for the perspective which suggests that race and ethnicity were socially constructed?
STEP 5. Add in information from Learning Modules 1, 2 and 3 to create several explanatory paragraphs to add to your Assignment 3 document. Be sure to mention the Learning Modules while writing information about what they state.
STEP 6. Explain what you learned from the above course study materials (in STEP 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5). In your written response state: What do these sources of information all have in common? Write out 2 or more statements to answer this question.
STEP 7. Create a title that shows the reader of your Assignment 3 what to expect after reading it.
STEP 8. Include a references or works cited list. Feel free to use references listed on our Syllabus. Also create Bold blue font headings and subheadings so that I can see where you are fulfilling each part of the instructions.
STEP 9. Choose 3 of the Week 7 research terms. Discuss what they mean in several paragraphs which will help to make up your Assignment 3. Those terms were as follows:
• 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, U.S. Constitution
• The Missouri Compromise of 1820; The Compromise of 1850; The Kansas-Nebraska Act
• Fugitive Slave Act
• The Mason-Dixon Line; Maps before and after the U.S. Civil War
• The rule of hypodescent
• Misegenation Laws; Loving v. Virginia
• The Dred Scott Decision; Plessy v. Ferguson
• Brown v. Board of Education
• The Indian Removal Act
• Takao Ozawa v. United States.
• United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind
• The Chinese Exclusion Act
• The Treaty of Guadlupe-Hildalgo
STEP 10. Create an Introduction for your Assignment 3. Be sure to explain how your Assignment 3 will demonstrate that you have accomplished the following from our Course Description:
This course introduces the student to the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological core of Ethnic Studies. The course offers an interdisciplinary, historical, and comparative approach to race and ethnicity and their intersections with gender, class, and culture. In this course we examine the socio-historical contexts of African Americans, Asian Americans, Chican@s/Latin@s, and Native Americans through the interdisciplinary perspectives including history, social science, literature, and media.
STEP 11. Create a Conclusion for your Assignment 3. Be sure to explain how your Assignment 3 will demonstrate that you have accomplished the following from our Learning Outcomes and Course Purpose for our course:
Course Student Learning Outcomes/Expectations for this Course
The following define the scope of what students will have learned, practiced, or be able to demonstrate upon completion of the course:
• Students will be able to critically analyze the salience of racial construction through a series of readings and literary selections. (critical reading, critical thinking, valuing the diversity of the human experience)
• Students will critically apply concepts and theoretical perspectives to literature and media presentations about ethnic relations. (critical reading, critical thinking, valuing the diversity of the human experience)
• Through readings and class discussion students will critically examine the relationships between race and ethnicity, power, gender, and social class in the United States. (critical reading, critical thinking, valuing the diversity of the human experience)
Examining cultural diversity primarily in the context of the United States, the course fits into the distribution block of Cultural Understanding, and provides the thematic focus of Valuing the Diversity of Human Experience. The essential skills required in this course include critical thinking and critical reading, and serve towards fulfilling the following:
Distribution Block: Cultural Understanding/ US Ethnic Diversity
Thematic Focus:Valuing the Diversity of Human Experience
Essential Skills: Critical Reading, Critical Thinking
STEP 12. After completing your Assignment 3, review your document and make sure you have included information to satisfy each of the STEPS.
IF YOU DECIDE TO WORK AS A GROUP, YOU WILL NEED TO FIND PEOPLE AND WORK THINGS THROUGH. YOU GET TO CHOOSE HOW MANY MEMBERS WILL BE IN GROUP. A special area has been created in the Discussions area for communicating with people for the purpose of solidifying a group.
Someone emailed me asking: If we decide to work as a group, are there additional steps or do we just still do the 12 STEPS as set forth in the Assignment 3 instructions. If you decide to work as a group, each member’s Assignment 3 submission must provide responses to satisfy each of the 12 STEPS (STEP 1, STEP 2, STEP 3, STEP 4, STEP 5, STEP 6, STEP 7, STEP 8, STEP 9, STEP 10, STEP 11 & STEP 12), which are set forth in the Assignment 3 Instructions area. In addition, I suppose, if you think about it, there would be additional requirements, which are mentioned there in the Discussions area for the ASSIGNMENT 3: FORMING A GROUP: GROUP WORK/TEAM WORK area. Namely, in addition to the 12 STEPS you would also need to make sure to do the following, related to working as a group:
Each member of the group must upload an Assignment 3 (even if all versions are identify). Each submitted Assignment 3, should provide a response to each STEP outlined in the instructions for Assignment 3. This is to ensure that each participant receives points into their gradebook. All members will receive the same grade for the joint project.
Each Assignment 3 should list the names of all of the participants.
In fighting and disagreements must be settled between the members of your group. This is very unusual, but if it does happen this semester, you can excuse yourself from your group and then work to submit your own Assignment 3. Or, the remaining members who are able to work together, must each submit the Assignment 3 into BbLearn Blackboard with the names of all of the participants.