The first paper offers students a chance to reflect on three of their social ide
The first paper offers students a chance to reflect on three of their social identities and how these identities are sources of privilege or oppression. The paper should reference at least three readings from modules 1-5. The grade on the first paper will account for 15% of the final course grade.
In this paper, students should identify three of their social identities and discuss how each identity has contributed to experiences of oppression and privilege. (Social identities are those that we discuss in this class. The topics in the course schedule will probably be helpful in selecting relevant identities for this analysis.) Paper 1 should include at least one identity that can be described as associated with experiences of oppression and at least one that has provided them privileges, according to our course readings.
After describing an identity, and the connections to privilege/oppression, please then share at least one recent, detailed personal example for each identity of how this identity has shaped their day-to-day experience. In other words, how do you notice this identity on a day-to-day basis? How do others make you aware of this identity? What is a recent, specific example of a time when you noticed this identity?
The paper should also provide a comprehensive definition of the term intersectionality, alongside a discussion about how this concept is useful for understanding social identities.
A grading rubric based on these criteria is attached here for your reference. Also included in this document is the larger descriiption of this assignment.
Privilege- I’m a white male.
Oppression- recovering addict.
Adams, M., Blumenfeld, W.J., Chase, D., DeJong, K., Hackman, H.W., Hopkins, L., Love, B., Peters, M.L., Shlasko, D., & Zúñiga, X. (2018). Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (4th Ed.). New York: Routledge (This is our book)