Cultural Diversity Analytic Memo Paper

Analytic Memo

Please respond to the following prompt. Your analytic memo will be due at 11:59pm on Saturday of this week, meaning on Sunday at midnight it is late, and late work will not be accepted without a valid excuse.

The parameters for your response are as follows:

1. The response must be between 850-1150 words. Students that fall short of the required word count will receive a 10% deduction.

2. You must cite a minimum of 3 scholarly sources– news media articles do not count as scholarly sources, only peer reviewed journals, books, etc.

3. You must cite all sources clearly and consistently, regardless of the citation style you choose be sure to keep it consistent.

4. You must include a works cited (not part of the word count) at the end.

5. Your response should include considerable reflection on the pertinent course terms and concepts, failing to reference these consistently throughout will result in a deduction.

 

Week Prompt

We have stated that our primary theoretical framework in this course in Intersectionality, which states that we should not view identity as ‘either/or’ but rather ‘both/and’ across different categories. From this point of view, we must work hard analytically to understand an individual’s ‘Standpoint’ on the basis of their relationship to categories of identity. Selecting at least two of the major categories of your own identity, discuss how those categories have intersected to shape your own life experiences, and how your experiences may be similar or different from others on the basis of one or both of those categories. A good example if Sojourner Truth’s speech “Ain’t I a Woman,” in which she points out that her status as a woman of color means she is not included in many of the conversations her fellow white feminists were having at the time.