Demonstrating Cultural Differences in an English Class (2022)

Paul Redman

The essay assignment asks students to combine the research of a historical period of persecution with their own views on how our world today might be connected to that past period.

For this essay, write about:

  1. A period in history (at least 25 years ago) in which one group of people subjugated another group by exercising power and privilege over them.
  2. Explain the historical period, the two groups of people, and the nature of the inequity or discrimination.
  3. Build a connection to our present day. Are there any connections or commonalities between the historical injustice and how those groups treat each other today? If not, can you think of any other analogous examples that can connect these two different historical periods?



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