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Assignment 1: LASA 2: Discrimination: Reflection and Interview Watch the Frontline program online. Frontline: A Class Divided http://www.

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Discrimination: Reflection and Interview

Watch the Frontline program online.


Frontline: A Class Divided http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/


Discrimination Paper Part I: Interpersonal Reflection

Using the above video as a reference, how might I respond to the following questions, using scholarly material to affirm the outlook?

  • What did you learn from the film? What scene or scenes do you think you'll still remember a month from now and why those scenes?
  • Did any part of the film surprise you? Do you think someone with a disability, of a different sexual orientation, an older American or some of a different religion would also find it surprising? Why or why not?
  • Both Elliott and her former students talk about whether this exercise should be done with all children. What do you think? If the exercise could be harmful to children, as Elliott suggests, what do you think actual discrimination might do? Use an example, different from the example you used to describe labels, from what you have learned about people with disabilities, older people, sexual minorities, or people of differing religions.
  • How can negative and positive labels placed on a group become self-fulfilling prophecies? Use an example from what you have learned about people with disabilities, older people, sexual minorities, or people of differing religions.
  • Based on what you have learned in this course, discuss an example (either from the video or from your experiences) that illustrates each of the following statements:
  • Dimensions of diversity may be hidden or visible.
  • Dimensions of diversity are in a constant state of flux.
  • Dimensions of diversity are not always clear-cut or easily defined.

How might I respond to them with the below criteria in mind?

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points

Describes what was learned from the film and explains what scene(s) will be remembered.20

Clarifies how some scenes were personally surprising and addresses how someone else may find the film surprising.24

Expresses whether the class exercise should be done with all children. Provides an example of how discrimination impacts children.20

Discusses positive and negative labeling and, with an example, depicts how labeling can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.24

Provides examples that illustrate how diversity may be hidden, is in a constant state of flux, and how diversity is not always straightforward.40


Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice

Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

APA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style64

Total:300


  Diversity - PSY312

 Dates Active:9/1/2016 - 1/1/2099Title:The Convergence of Race, Ethnicity, and GenderAuthor:Tracy Lynn Robinson-WoodEdition:5Copyright Date:2017-01-01Publisher:SAGE Publications, IncorporatedISBN:9781506305752

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