How does this oppression affect YOU personally? How is it about YOUR life? (i.e., tell a &amp;quot;Story of Self&amp;quot;)
What are some of the larger social SYSTEMS/INSTITUTIONS that create support, and perpetuate this oppression?
Why is what you are writing about not just an isolated or peculiar thing that happens on an individual basis? That is, why is it really oppression as opposed to just mistreatment? How is this a problem that your entire group faces and not just you as an individual. (i.e., tell a &amp;quot;Story of Us&amp;quot;)
How does this oppression interact with other forms of oppression in a mutually reinforcing way?
In what ways have you &amp;quot;internalized&amp;quot; the behaviors and belief systems imposed by this oppression?
How does your personal story relate to the theoretical insights from the assigned readings? Use at least 3 sources from our assigned readings, WITH FOOTNOTES– tell us EXACTLY where you got the material, etc using an academically appropriate method of citation.
How well have you learned to apply the lessons from the practicing democracy and civic engagement components of this class to this topic? Have you presented a realistic plan of action that you could implement right now and that you could get others in your community to participate in? (i.e., tell a &amp;quot;Story of Now&amp;quot;)
Systematic and Institutionalized Mistreatment: What we are looking for is strong evidence that you understand the concept of oppression, can distinguish it from simple mistreatment, and can explain the SYSTEMATIC AND INSTITUTIONAL aspects of the oppression. By systematic, we mean that the mistreatment is frequent and pervasive– not just occasional and isolated.