Gr 7 Up-This book is an intriguing way to teach students to be more effective, persuasive writers. The publisher of the "Opposing Viewpoints" series has recycled its essays on racism and restructured the format to teach writing style and technique. Students are given an opportunity to read the essays presented, not merely for content but also for critical analysis. Through specific questions about each selection, they are guided in uncovering exactly why it is effective. They are then encouraged to write persuasive essays of their own. Selected entries representing different styles of writing are reviewed paragraph by paragraph, assisting readers in understanding the concepts and strategies that the authors utilized. Because most of them have some familiarity with the topic, they are better able to apply the tools discussed in the text as they develop their own essays. For libraries seeking to add to their writing collections, this title should be considered.-Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Is Racism Still a Problem In America?
Racism Is Still a Serious Problem Sheryll D. Cashin 14
Racism Is Not a Serious Problem Neal Boortz 19
Racism Against Arab Americans Is Increasing$dCouncil on American-Islamic Relations 23
Racism Against Arab Americans Is Not Increasing Howard Fienberg 29
American Schools Are Still Segregated Howard Fuller 34
American Schools Are No Longer Segregated Abigail Thernstrom Stephan Thernstrom 41
How Should Racism Be Dealt With?
Racist Speech Should Be Restricted Tamara L. Roleff 49
Racist Speech Should Not Be Restricted Jeff Jacoby 55
Racial Profiling Should Be Banned William Raspberry 60
Racial Profiling Should Not Be Banned Sharon R. Reddick 64
Does Affirmative Action Promote Equality?
Affirmative Action Is Necessary Deborah T. Wilson 71
Affirmative Action Is Unnecessary Herman Cain 77
Affirmative Action Helps Individuals Tanya Clay 82
Affirmative Action Hurts Individuals Roger Clegg 87
Facts About Racism 91
Organizations to Contact 94
For Further Reading 99
Picture Credits 107
About the Editor 108