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Unit 3: Discussion


The discussion groups serve as the main form of communication and collective learning in this course. You have been assigned to a discussion group and you will learn together throughout the course. The purpose of the boards is to respond and ask questions about the readings with your classmates. If you quote the readings, please use proper citation.


After reading the required selections, please post a response and a follow-up question to the group thread by Wednesday 11:59 pm CT. You will also need to respond to two classmates’ questions/post by Sunday 11:59 pm CT.

Discussion Question:

  1. How much did you learn in high school about the history of race and ethnicity in the United States? Do you think you should have learned more?
  2. The extent of poverty differs across the country. The map below using Census data and the federal poverty level to illustrate the percent of the population living below the poverty line in each state. How does your home state rank? Thinking about the history of your state, are there any structural explanations for these experiences of poverty? What trends and patterns do you observe generally?

US map of population below poverty level

Direct link: Population Below Poverty Level by US State (Links to an external site.)


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