Imagine you are going on a 6-month expedition to a foreign country to experience the
diversity of this country and study the impact of prejudice and discrimination within this
country. While you are there, you will journal your experiences and then write an article that
will be published in a travel magazine.
• Resources: Ch. 11 in Society: The Basics and the Online Library
• Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]
• Choose a foreign country in which there has been well-documented instances of
discrimination against certain races or cultures such as:
o India: the Dalits and Adivasis
o Bosnia: the Muslims and Croats
o South Africa: the Coloureds or Black Africans
o Indonesia: the Chinese
o Rwanda: the Batwa
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You can choose from the above list, or you may submit a request to the instructor to research
another country. Be sure to submit your request by Day 4.
• Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word article for the travel magazine with a focus on the impact of
prejudice and discrimination on various cultures within the country you’ve chosen to visit.
Cite 3 to 5 sources; at least two should come from the Online Library. Try search terms
such as “cultures in (country),” “discrimination in (country),” “ethnic groups in (country),”
etc. You can also refer to the Recommended Web Sites list in the Electronic Resources
section at the beginning of this syllabus for additional sources. Note: Sources other than
those from the Online Library or the Recommended Web Sites list need to be approved
by the instructor.
• Include the following in your article:
o A description of the various cultures as well as the races and ethnicities that exist
within this country
o A clear differentiation between race and ethnicity
o Examples of discrimination against a culture, race, or ethnic group in this country
and an explanation of why the discrimination exists
o A description of the ways the discrimination has affected the people of this
country and conditions that have resulted from the discrimination such as
segregation, political unrest, poverty, or war
• Format the paper according to APA style, and submit it as an attachment
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