Write a 3 pages (double-spaced) essay on your experience of discrimination. Choose a specific incident or incidents when you felt discriminated against, either because of racial prejudice or because of prejudice based on another characteristic (religion, national origin, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic situation). Alternatively, choose an incident or incidents when you observed discrimination against another person and/or group. Draw from the resources provided in Lesson 6 to support your claims. Structure your paper using the below guideline:
- INTRODUCTION (1 paragraph): Include a thesis statement where you explain the overall point you are making about how you have experienced or observed discrimination and what that tells us about challenges to diversity.
- BODY (3 paragraphs): Include a paragraph describing the incident or incidents in detail, a paragraph discussing your response and the incident’s effect on you, and a paragraph where you use 1-2 sources from Lesson 6 to provide context for the incident and explain what it tells us about challenges to diversity. Place the paragraphs in an order that makes logical sense.
- CONCLUSION (1 paragraph): Restate your thesis. Explain why discussing discrimination and/or racism helps us better understand diversity and how to function in a diverse world.