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Unit 4: Discussion
The goal of this discussion is to allow you to analytically and creatively examine the unit’s concepts. Through productive discourse with your classmates, you can expand your thinking to consider other points of view and experiences, and challenge each other to see different analytical perspectives. To do so, it is important to write clearly, give reference or context for your examples so that they are understood, and include citations for the source of the points that you make. Use evidence based claims to support your positions and use a sociological perspective when constructing your posts.
- Give an example of a microaggression, and describe its impact. Explain the impact of this interactional bias, and how it contributes to division and inequality.
- Find an example of symbolic cultural privilege and describe its social impact. This could be a flag or symbol used, a statue or monument, language in a policy or patriotic form. Be creative!