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Find the book online. Race in America by Mathew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer. BOOK MANDATORY.

Sociology 11 Essay (Due 11/13)

Using your book and outside sources compare and contrast society’s

response the current “opioid crisis” and the “crack epidemic” of the 1980s

and 90s. Through the lens of race and racism, focus on the way in which

the government, law enforcement and the media have framed and treated

both crises. To do this effectively you must:

1. Use and define theories and concepts from the book.

2. Summarize the current “opioid crisis” and the “crack epidemic” of the

1980s and 90s. Through the lens of race and racism, make sure you focus

on the way in which the government, law enforcement and the media have

framed and treated both crises (using at least three sources).

3. Relate the theoretical perspectives to the crises.

4. Make sure you include an introduction and a concluding paragraph that

ties all the paper together.

You should research the issue thoroughly using multiple sources (minimum

of three) and use your book to define the theoretical approaches.

Make sure you cite your sources and create a bibliography ASA style.

If you have any doubts or questions about how to properly

acknowledge or cite please go use the PDF I have provided on

Canvas. If you need additional help please ask me. You do not have

to have a cover page.

Grading Rubric

Followed the mechanics of the paper

5 pts. ______

The paper is no more than (three) pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. times new

roman font, with one-inch margins. (not including the bibliography). You

have proper Grammar and sentence structure.

Question #1

10 pts. ______

Question #2

10 pts. ______

Question #3

10 pts. ______

Question #4

5 pts. ______

Make sure you use your book (mandatory), outside sources to summarize

the issue, and in addition you may also use lecture notes.

10 pts. ______

Subtotal

________

Improper citing (you can only lose point here)

-15 pts. ______

Did you cite the source you got the information from using ASA style and

provide a bibliography?

 
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