For your second essay, you’ll be discussing the ideas in Unit Six. Please choose from one of the following options. Please be sure that your essay starts with a strong thesis. Remember that a thesis HAS ARGUMENT. That means it is an educated claim that can be intelligently disagreed with. If you would have to be uninformed or unintelligent to disagree with your thesis, it isn’t one. If your thesis is impossible to disagree with, it isn’t one. If your thesis tries to present “both sides” of an issue, it isn’t one. This is not to say a good thesis is one-sided. Rather, a good thesis is SPECIFIC and FOCUSED and has a strong idea.
Examine the language used by news reporters, politicians, or pro- and anti-immigration groups in discussing immigration issues. What terms are used to describe unauthorized immigrants, what metaphors are used for the number of immigrants entering the United States, and what are their implications? What racial frames underlie this language? (Your thesis should answer the question “How and to what degree does language influence or determine people’s perceptions of immigrants?)
For each option, you must quote from at least Two different sources, of which TWO must be from your textbook.
THE TWO SOURCES CAN COME FROM THE PERVIOUS DISSCUSSION.
ALSO, In the case of Option one, you must quote from an additional THREE newspaper articles as evidence of the language used around discrimination (total Five).
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