Using race and gender as one of many factors for college admissions is controversial. Those in favor of affirmative action see it as a way to level the playing field for women and people of color, groups that have been excluded from higher education. Others see affirmative action as unfair and say it causes more problems than it solves. What do you think? Should race be a factor in college admissions? Support your answer with evidence.
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. How has going to college influenced the life of someone you know? Choose a family member, friend, mentor or teacher and interview them about how going to college affected their life. Share their story in a video, photo essay or presentation.
Upload your YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo links or embed your presentation in the Make & Share tab below.
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.