In class, we discussed various structural factors that inhibit upward mobility. Drawing on a wide variety of readings and videos on inequality, debt,
crime/punishment/courts/police, race, health, neighborhood dynamics (including ghettoization/redlining/gentrification), etc., you will show how and why
upward economic mobility is difficult in this country for people of various backgrounds. (NOTE: This is a purposely broad prompt. You need to think about
how you will craft a coherent essay that deals with many, though not all, of these concerns.)
Remember, it is very important to have a quality introduction and thesis statement, give specific examples from the readings to support your points, have
analytical points to make, and to have a good writing style. Also, and this is very important, DO NOT USE outside sources. The readings here are more than
sufficient for you to answer the questions. (NOTE: Use a minimum of eight sources.) ONLY USE READINGS AND VIDEOS FROM THE SYLLABUS!
Use only Times New Roman 12 point font with 1” margins double-spaced.