Write on the River used in this unit and three to five outside sources (from books, database articles, or reputable web sites) and a corresponding Works Cited page in proper
The questions which follow the Hurston essay in your textbook point out that Hurston had a very different idea about the role of the black intellectual in society than Langston Hughes, another important African-American writer of her time period. Investigate the history of their public debate and explain how the issues that divided them are or are not relevant to modern racial discussions. In addition to Hurston and Hughes, your essay should include voices from current commentators on racial issues.
According to Shaheen’s essay, the American media helps perpetuate negative Arab stereotypes. Is this still true? Using examples from modern media, explain why Shaheen’s argument is or is not still relevant. Additionally, research organizations that work to promote awareness of Arab culture in America and explain what they are or are not doing to address concerns of those like Shaheen.