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Social Policy

Why or why not?

T​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​he purpose of this assignment is to reflect on the book How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to practice APA format (including in-text citations).
Assignment
Please respond to the following discussion questions. Your answers should be at least one paragraph long, and the entire paper should be a minimum of two pages, 12 pt. font, double spaced.
1. What are examples of policies that did not name race, but in execution resulted in unequal outcomes?
2. How have American policies contributed to the disproportionate punishment and incarceration of people of color? How have policies shaped perceptions about crime and violence? Were you surprised to learn about the connections between unemployment rates and rates of crime and violen​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​ce? Why or why not?
3. How would you characterize the current state of racial affairs in your community?
4. Many people argue that racism will go away if we stop focusing on race and stop talking about race. After reading this book, how would you respond to this argument? What happens when we ignore or minimize racist acts and behaviors? What happens when we define and focus on racist acts and behaviors?
Criteria
Responses should be typed and a minimum of one paragraph for each answer. Papers should be a minimum of two pages long, 12 pt. font, double spaced. Please use APA format, particularly in-text citations. Please include a reference page. (I understand that you will likely only be referencing one book, but this is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with APA format.​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​)

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Social Policy

I​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​nstructions Identify a policy issue that impacts or inter

I​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​nstructions
Identify a policy issue that impacts or interests you. This law can be at the local or state level. It must have been voted on by your state’s legislative branch, been approved by the executive office, and been signed into law. You will want to choose a topic that has been in place long enough that you can find data to show how effective, efficient, and so forth it is. Use credible sources. This is not an opinion paper about a law.
The background, context, and implementation should NOT be the focus of the presentation. Use the attached template. Do NOT combine things that are on different slides and do not delete slides.
The focus is on the analysis. Analyze the policy, and then draw conclusions and make recommendations. If it ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​is accessible via a link, please make sure it is publicly accessible. You should include appropriate graphics on every slide or nearly every slide.
YOU SHOULD INCLUDE A TRANSCRIPT!
Do not just give an opinion for each detail about why your policy does or doesn’t meet each criterion, give facts!
Your reference list (a minimum of seven sources) should be the final slide(s) of the presentation but can also be uploaded as a separate document within the assignment folder.
Use the attached template and add your text, graphics, background, and so forth so you have a professional-looking presentation that doesn’t skip anything. Don’t combine criteria. Remember, how your policy does or does not meet each one is an important part of your grade​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​.