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Title: DEBATE I


1
DEBATE I
  • ISSUE
  • RACE ETHNICITY

2
TAKE OUT A SHEET OF PAPER
  • You will individually write a reasonable
    explanation for each question
  • Then you will go to this websitehttp//www.wsu.ed
    u/amerstu/pop/race.html
  • Scroll half way down to ONLINE ARTICLES
  • Then you will write a summary of the article of
    your choice
  • Answer to questions due TODAY
  • Summary due at the beginning of class Thursday,
    February 1, 2007

3
  • Should racial profiling be a legitimate
    law-enforcement policy in some areas?
  • Should Affirmative Action for state university
    enrollment be continued?
  • Should the primary method of public school
    funding--property taxes in individual school
    districts--be amended to create more fairness in
    schools?
  • Should high-school history classes and
    social-studies curriculum be changed to reflect
    diversity and multicultural perspectives?
  • Should Christmas, Easter, and other religious
    observances be considered national holidays?
  • If a university offers "African-American Studies"
    or "Black Studies" as courses, should it also
    offer "European-American Studies" or "White
    Studies"?
  • How do certain television programs perpetuate
    racial or ethnic stereotypes?
  • Should Columbus Day be discontinued in favor of a
    new post-colonial perspective?
  • Should schools only purchase textbooks that offer
    revised or alternative histories of historical
    events?
  • What should be done about racial disparities in
    the sentencing of criminals?
  • Should the American government pay reparations
    and return land to Native Americans?
  • Should hate groups have the right to distribute
    literature on university campuses?
  • If research shows that certain racial or ethnic
    groups receive poorer medical care on average,
    how should this problem be corrected?
  • Should governmental organizations have staffs
    that accurately reflect the racial, ethnic, and
    gender balance in society?
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