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ENGL 1A, Escamilla: Home

Guide for students in Kimberly Escamilla's ENGL 1B course looking at the science behind stereotype threat and various types of biases, including implicit bias.

A Message to Our Students

Your Research Task

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Your Task:

Research one aspect of racial profiling, its origins, causes, legality, ethics and/or consequences. Using one or two specific cases to analyze, discuss potential solutions to and alternatives for racial profiling. You should take a side regarding racial profiling’s efficacy and/or morality and make recommendations for changes.


  • 8-10 pages or 2,000-2,500 words; in MLA format with a Works Cited page
  • Must include concession and/or counter argument
  • Minimum five secondary sources, two should be peer reviewed academic journals. 

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