Find a news story from anytime in the past year addressing a political or social issue (e.g., the BLM movement; the MAGA movement) that has roots in the historical developments covered in this class. Write an essay (3-4 pages) examining the historical roots of this issue. How did we get here? You must draw from at least 1 assigned reading from each week (at least 5 altogether) and at least 1 assigned documentary film.
Introduce the news story in the beginning of your essay. Then tell me how the story has roots in historical developments covered in our readings