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Engl 102: Sample FRA (APA) 1[email protected]: Online Issues of EqualityStudent ASeattle Central College
Engl 102: Sample FRA (APA) 2AbstractThe current culture of racial discrimination in America continually challenges minorities. [email protected] people in America are the fastest growing ethnic minority in the country, and fight in great numbers for justice. Contrary to the past, activist movements today are often connected to online applications and programs. The evolution of online social activism is most relevant to younger generations who regularly interact with digital interfaces. The issue resides in the unknown outcomes of online activism within the [email protected] youth generation. Some researchers doubt if genuine connectedness and direction exist digitally. The study of the value of online activism is only beginning. The question is: how will the [email protected] youth successfully utilize online activism to make a difference? Successful [email protected] movements of the past utilized community and leadership to inspire and organize based on ethnic identity. The online communityis a relatively new concept, and lacks vital leadership. In combining the more successful methods of the past to this tool of the modern day, online activism is optimized for a new generation of activists. Word count: 184
Engl 102: Sample FRA (APA) 3IntroductionAn early morning Tuesday, Building 2 was filled with a hoard of middle school students rousing to find their friends and take a seat. For the students, being on a field trip excited their playfulness, even ifthey happened to be at Highline Community College. For the man at the front of the room, it was a serious moment to engage the minds of young [email protected] Josh Magallanes began the [email protected] Summit by saying “I’m so happy to see so many brown kids showed up.” As a Chicano himself, Magallanes addressed the room as “us” and “we” with unwavering confidence that the students identified with their heritage. Such personal conviction begets social movements for equality though civic action, as [email protected] regularly face discrimination. The young students in the audience that day may have been inspired but area generation apart from any of the past. More and more young people are finding online media and activism a desirable outlet for social actions, a logical route for a tech savvy generation. The question becomes how will the [email protected] youth successfully utilize online activism to make a difference? Just as Magallanes asked the students how they plan to “show up”, online activism will be effective if young [email protected] create and participate in grassroots organizations that cater specifically to the [email protected] identity.RoadmapThe first section of the essay, the background, guides the reader through terminology and pertinent information regarding [email protected] history and culture. The literature review evaluates a handful of academic, peer-reviewed sources that examine, independently, the topics of social movements, online

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Term
Spring
Professor
phebe jewell
Tags
Sociology, Social movement, C sar Ch vez, Internet activism

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