Your paper should be used to both demonstrate your mastery/understanding of the assignedmaterial. The best papers will critically engage the relevant ideas presented on this topic. Whilerelating to these questions on a personal level is encouraged, I also want to see you weave in adiscussion of the readings that reflects your close reading of the assigned material and thoughtfulreflection of the ideas presented in class.
1500 WORD MINIMUM
MUST USE BOOK AND CITE
The readings (and related presentations) that are particularly relevant to this topic are:
Oliver, Melvin L. and Thomas M. Shapiro. “Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective onRacial Inequality” Available on ICollege.
Johnson, Heather Beth (2014) The American Dream and the Power of Wealth: Choosing Schools andInheriting Inequality in the Land of Opportunity. Second Edition. Routledge Press.
Video: Race: The Power of an Illusion. The House We Live In.
Rothstein, Richard (2017) The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government SegregatedAmerica. Liveright Publishing