AbstractAffirmative action continues to be a controversial topic in today’s broader society. This assignment explores different educational experiences among racial groups in the US using data and an applied "real world" example – race in college admissions. After the students read the ASA’s Amicus Brief to the US Supreme Court for the "Michigan Law School" case,...
- Subject Area(s):
- Race, Class and Gender
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- Any Level
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Usage NotesBecause of its multiple elements the full completion of the assignment takes 8-12 days from the time they receive the assignment until they complete peer grading. The ASA Amicus Brief to the US Supreme Court can be downloaded for free from: http://www.vpcomm.umich.edu/admissions/legal/gru_amicus-ussc/um/ASA-gru.pdf
Double-blind peer grading...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Critical thinking
- Improved writing skills and the ability to summarize others’ writing, and understanding of double-blind peer review.
- An understanding of how race continues to matter in the US.
- Demonstration of thoughtful engagement with the complexity of the issue.
- The writing is clear and concise with a thorough review of ASA's argument. Completion of the grading a peer’s paper and received feedback from a peer on their work.
- Summarized the numerous ways which race mediates the educational experience as detailed by the ASA amicus brief.