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The Affects of Affirmative Action at University of Illinois

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Title: The Affects of Affirmative Action at University of Illinois
Author(s): Okonoko, Tom
Subject(s): Affirmative Action Diversity RHET104C S08
Abstract: Affirmative Action has been a heavily debated topic in the past decade. Now, scholars argue whether affirmative action is still necessary and they tend to argue about the affect it has on its students. In my paper I will discuss how I first became interested in the topic of affirmative action, then I will proceed to observe a debate at University of Illinois on affirmative action and then I will discuss how affirmative action has and still continues to affect our community at University of Illinois.
Issue Date: 2008
Series/Report: Rhet 104, Ethnography of Race and the University, Instr. Samantha Looker: In this course, students take the writing skills that they built during Rhet 103 and apply them to research, with the ultimate goal of completing an in-depth research project. As part of the EUI-Rhetoric Race and the University Project, this class revolves around how race is represented and lived on university campuses, and specifically on our own campus here at UIUC. Students ground themselves in readings on how race is defined and talked about, and then move on to research related issues on our campus. Students will choose a research question related to race to answer in your final research project. As part of the EUI (Ethnography of the University Initiative), this class gives students the opportunity to create original scholarly research based on your firsthand experience with people, texts, and places on campus. In addition to traditional academic sources, students final research project will include several interviews, observations, surveys, and/or analyses of University texts.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/8732
Publication Status: unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-06-10
 

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    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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