Film Report : Race the Power of an illusion.

BEFORE Viewing the documentary, reflect on the following questions:

>  How would you define race? What does it mean to you?

>  How many races do you think there are? What are they? How do you decide which 

race someone belongs to? 

>  Look around the room or around your community. Who do you think is likely to be most similar to you, biologically or genetically? Why? 

>  Where do your ideas about race come from? What are the sources of your information? 

AFTER Watching the film, select FIVE questions from the following list for you to respond to.

At the beginning of the film, the students are asked to predict whom they will be most like when they compare their DNA samples. How did the results compare with your expectations? Did you share the students’ surprise? If so, why?

Anthropologist Alan Goodman says that “to understand why the idea of race is a biological myth requires a major paradigm shift.” Do you agree? Did the film present anything that shifted your thinking in a major way? If so, what? Is it difficult to make this shift? Why? 

Should doctors and other health professionals take biological race into account when diagnosing and treating illness? Why? Can you think of a situation where thinking about race as biological might be misleading or have a negative effect? How would considering social race be different?

Towards the end of this episode, the students are asked if they would trade their skin color. Would you trade your skin color? How do you think your life would be different if you looked like someone of a different race?

Turn-of-the-century scientists like Frederick Hoffman drew scientific conclusions based on what they believed to be true. How are scientists today influenced by their beliefs or their social context?

For many people, race is an important part of their identity. How do the following two comments from the film affect the way you think of yourself:> “There’s as much or more diversity and genetic difference within any racial group as there is between people of different racial groups.” – Pilar Ossorio, microbiologist“Every single one of us is a mongrel.” – student

Athletics is one arena where talking about ideas of inborn racial differences remains common. Why do you think some populations or groups seem to dominate certain sports but not others? What does it mean that the groups that dominate those sports have changed over time? 

Additional materials can be found on NPR’s accompanying website. 

Write ONE long paragraph responding to each of the questions you selected. Use specific examples from the film in your answers

Please follow the link to the podcast:

Race the power of an Illusion


Essay on "The Damned Human Race" By Mark Twain

the critical evaluation essay – is due at the end of this week on 01/03/16. In this essay, you will be critically evaluating a classic argument. Be sure to submit a final draft in MLA format. 


750-850 words 


the complete instructions and needed reading material are attached. 


For Don Timoh

Hi Don, I have an assignment for you. This assignment is very important for me, it’s final essay project, take your time.

Read two articles which I attached.

Please read the sample character analysis before you start the project. It can help you while you are doing.

Also when you start this project please follow the instructions which I shared below.

Professor’s instructions…

Students will write a comparative research essay on the plays Othello and Hedda Gabler . The following topics can be considered (or combined) for inclusion:

The deceptive and controlling qualities of Iago and Hedda

The gullibility of Roderigo and Tesman

The weakness and character flaws of Cassio and Lovborg

The meek naïveté of Desdemona and Mrs. Elvsted

The role of suicide of Othello and Hedda

Students must make reference to both plays equally in their essay and must also cite AT LEAST TWO CRITICAL SECONDARY SOURCES (found through the library’s online resources using EBSCOHOST, JSTOR, or another reputable critical database). The following  sources are UNACCEPTABLE: Blogs, personal websites, SparkNotes, Schmoop, WikiPedia,, or any other type of summary. Remember as well that the two plays are primary sources . While you are expected to cite lines from the plays, they do not count toward your secondary source requirement. Appropriate MLA style of documentation is required, including in-text citations and a works cited page. Do NOT use APA style to document your paper.


I did some research for you, I am gonna send this pdf document in attachments.


Essay draft for comparison or contrast Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Harrison Bergeron and Shirley Jackson The Lottery


The poems and stories we have discussed since your last essay provide us with views on the topic of the individual versus society. Choose two of these works and explain either the similarity or the difference between what they have to say about the individual versus society. Your essay should explain what the writers’ ideas are and support your observations with details, illustrations, and examples from the poems or stories. You can compare a poem to a poem, a short story with a short story, or a poem with a short story. Use the methods discussed in class for organizing a logical comparison or contrast essay and for referring to and incorporating quotations from literature in your own writing.

   Purpose and audience

Your purpose is to write an analysis that shows either the similarity or the difference between the viewpoints expressed in two or more literary works. (Don’t try to show both; that is for the next essay.)

Your audience is someone who has read the works you are discussing but who has not thought as deeply and carefully as you have about the similarities or differences in the attitudes these works express or imply about the individual versus society.

   Special expectations for this assignment

Put into practice what you’ve learned from the course materials about writing comparative literary analysis. Be sure to integrate material from the works appropriately to support your analysis, and follow the guidelines for MLA in-text citation




Think of the way others see you and the way you see yourself. How would you correct their perception of you if it were possible.  

Need to limit your subject to one event and one insight. add the necessary details to prove your argument. don’t forget to discuss, briefly, the other side of the argument but close with your opinion and why your argument is the more persuasive one.


Due Asap

1. Find a non-scholarly web page not WEBSITE that relates to the research question “How does critical thinking help in the development of information literacy among youths?”  

2. Apply the CRAAP test to your webpage source. see attachment

a. For each of the CRAAP criteria, start a new paragraph.

b. In each paragraph, state which criterion you are addressing and evaluate the source based on that criterion.

c. Provide specific examples to support your evaluation.

3. Evaluate your source’s overall strength based on the elements of the CRAAP test. Is this source appropriate to use in answering to your research question, why or why not?

4. Explain one thing you have learned from the process of doing this CRAAP test.

5. Provide a properly formatted APA reference to the web page at the end of your initial post. 

6. Must be at least 350 words and address all of the prompt’s elements.


Journal 3

 Chapter 2 discusses the importance of Self esteem, positive affirmations, and multiple intelligences in career exploration.  Read the 19 strategies to develop positive self esteem in Chapter 2.  Which 5 strategies do you  most identify with?  Which ones do you need to further develop?  Write one action step for each of the 5 areas you can take to further develop them?   


981 3P

at least 3 pages, due: 5.8 noon New York time


impassioned arguments ark high court flag burning decisions

Compare and Contrast the opening of the newspaper of the article. How does the writer of the article use language to “tell a story” rather than list facts about a topic? 


Multicultural and advocacy

   Provide two      reasons why a multicultural perspective is important for case managers. Discuss one      standard for cultural competence in practice and describe why you think it      is important for correctional case managers. Describe advocacy. Explain why advocacy is important for criminal justice      case managers. Provide examples of at least two client problems that      are appropriate for advocacy. Identify at least two ways to be a good advocate.