How different people understand the issues of civil rights and racism in America today
Books name: The perspective In global studies( from chapter 3-chapter 7 approximately)
Article name:When Civil-Rights Unity Fractured By PENIEL E. JOSEPH
Fifty years ago the civil rights movement culminated in the signing of the Civil Rights Act
(1964). The article a?When Civil-Rights Unity Fractureda? discusses a racial divide between
blacks and whites around civil rights issues. Please use global perspectives and other concepts
from the assigned readings/lectures to make your own argument about how different people
understand the issues of civil rights and racism in America today.
Think about the following questions:
1) In what ways did liberal ideals that emerged out of the Enlightenment inform the civil
2) How can global perspectives help us understand why segments of American society
experienced the civil rights movement and its aftermath very differently?
I am not asking you to simply summarize the readings or answer the questions listed above. I am
asking you to make your own coherent argument about the topic. Cite specific concepts, short
quotes and examples from the readings as evidence to support your own argument.
Your paper should be 1000-1200 words or about 3-4 pages. Remember that citations are required
for both paraphrasing and direct quotes from either the text or lecture. Feel free to cite other
books and articles as needed. Include a full list of works cited at the back