Relevant TOPICS we've covered:
- the "right" to our opinions
- the value of life
- schema, stereotypes, and racism
- interpersonal communication (verbal, nonverbal, paraverbal)
- limitations of the First Amendment (hate speech, obscenity, anything that causes immediate harm to the nation or its people)
- How do our genetic heritages and cultural understandings of communication contribute to racism?
- How can we improve relations between people of different backgrounds?
- Is racism a "special" form of discrimination, or is it just another way to separate ourselves from others?
- NOTE: find the discipline/angle that links with your Big Question or personal curiosity (anthropology, neuroscience, psychology, [?]) and use the opportunity to learn more about how the field you're interested in views the issue
- Reviewing popular and academic literature in the library and online
- Asking questions (personally or via survey) to conduct research
- Citing student blogs
- Mechanics (spelling, punctuation, etc.)
- Evidence (quantity and quality of cited sources)
- Compelling argument/s