WK5DQ 1 and 2

Cultures in Marginalization

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Cultures in Marginalization

Watch the video (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and read the transcript (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. of U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s remarks at the Barnard College commencement ceremony in New York on May 18, 2009, in which she comments on the marginalization of women and girls around the world.

Also read the brief article by Sonia Gill titled “What the United Nations Should Do: Marginalization of Women in the Media?” (Available in ProQuest)

Post your answers to the following questions:

Secretary of State Clinton tells graduates that they are being prepared for “global citizenship in the interconnected world of the 21st century” (para.9). What communication skills do you think this global citizenship will require of you in your careers?Do you agree with Gill regarding the marginalization of women in the media? Give at least one example to support your conclusion. Do you think the United Nations should intervene in this issue? Why or why not?

#2Week 5 – Discussion 2

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Regional Attitudes and American Identity
Read the article by Griffin and McFarland titled “In My Heart, I’m an American”: Regional Attitudes and American Identity. In this article, the authors contend that the southern United States lagged behind the rest of the county in attracting immigrants and has had less experience with issues associated with the assimilation of people into its subculture. Compare the findings of these researchers with your own experiences where you live. In your post, comment on at least two of the issues you found most interesting in this article. Do you agree with the findings of these authors, or is your experience different? Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings by Day 7. (You must create one initial post and at least two responses, for a minimum of three posts for this discussion.

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