Essay 3: News Article


  1. Find a NEWS article that addresses a recent example of social inequality. It can involve any form of inequality discussed in the book, such as race or ethnicity, gender, class, etc. (A news article is an article from a media source like a newspaper or magazine such as the New York Times, FOX, The Washington Post, VICE, etc. that addresses a current event. It does not include sources like Wikipedia, eHow, dictionaries, academic journals, or other information websites.)
  2. Write a minimum 300 word essay that answers the following questions:
    1. Based on the article you chose, how is the social inequality described? How does it relate to the forms of stratification discussed in the book?
    2. According to the article, what are the consequences of the social inequality for the people experiencing it? How does it impact their life outcomes or opportunities?
    3. How can the form of social inequality be addressed so we can move towards a more fair and just society?

Reflection Paper

The reflection questions can be found on the last slide. Reflection question tips are on the second-to-last slide. Please click through from the beginning


Laura Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” introduced the term “male gaze” to academic and popular discourse. What does this term mean to Mulvey? If you’ve encounter the term before, does Mulvey’s work expand or complicate your understanding of the male gaze as a concept? If helpful, use an example from contemporary popular media to complete your answer.

Part of Mulvey’s goal in “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” is to inspire alternative modes of filmmaking: “the trill that comes from leaving the past behind without rejecting it, transcending outward or oppressive forms, or daring to break with normal pleasurable expectations in order to conceive a new language of desire” (344). In your opinion, does Hustlers model alternatives to the dominant mode of filmmaking Mulvey critiques?

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Essay 4: News Article


  1. Find a NEWS article that addresses a current political issue of concern to voters in t U.S. There are numerous possibilities, such as immigration, election interference, trade, healthcare, climate change, abortion, corruption, etc. It must, however, be an issue that is not a topic of another one of your essays. (A news article is an article from a media source like a newspaper or magazine such as the New York Times, FOX, The Washington Post, VICE, etc. that addresses a current event. It does not include sources like Wikipedia, eHow, dictionaries, academic journals, or other information websites.)
  2. Write a minimum 300 word essay that answers the following questions:
    1. Based on the article you chose, what is the political issue and why is it important to voters in the U.S.?
    2. How do current political parties in the U.S. stand on the issue? Do you think their stances are reasonable and base in facts, or are they designed to simply appeal to voters’ biases and emotions? (See Chapter 16 for information on political parties.)
    3. How can social science research be used to better inform politicians and voters about the issue, i.e. where can someone go to get reliable information about the issue to make an informed decision?

SOCW 6070 PEER Responses

SOCW 6070 Wk 9 discussion 2 PEER responses Peer names then response separately to each peer provided 

Read a selection of your colleagues’ posts and cite everything with references

Respond to at least two colleagues in at least one of the following ways:

Expand upon an idea in your colleague’s post.

Suggest an additional strategy for fundraising and explain why your strategy might be effective

Peer 1

diamond jacobs

RE: Discussion 2 – Week 9

Post a brief description of the budget presented in the grant proposal you selected.

I was unable to open the link but when it comes to budgets in grant proposal, they are beneficial because the funder needs to understand what the fundee wants the money for. Budgets need to be organized, figures need to align and be easy to read (Kramer, 2019). Many companies use budgets to keep their funds in order.

Describe how you might alter the budget after the grant ended or which budget items you would prioritize as you sought additional funding to continue the program.

As a professional I would alter the grant after it ended by seeing how much the grant brought into the company and estimate how much. If it did not bring much money then I would look at researching and redoing the proposal. Looking at the budget plans and seeing which ones did not benefit would allow the company to see where and what they need to change.

Explain why you would make these changes or prioritize specific budget items. Finally, explain how you would fundraise to meet the budget priorities.

Making changes allows for other opportunities to be planned and other questions to be asked about the previous budget. The company can do different things to fundraise for the budget such as sale things. The company can also fundraise by getting with other companies and seeing what they do to bring in money to the company.


Kramer, H. (2019). How to prepare a grant proposal budget for a nonprofit.

Peer 2

Bellinda Mack

RE: Discussion 2 – Week 9

The grant proposal I selected is for 1,000 to 10,000 dollars to aid the Kennett Area Senior Program. The agency shows they are able to maintain a healthy budget and reports being “in the black” for the fourth time in 20 years (O’ Connor, 2015). However, they require new funding because the economic downturn and reallocation of funding to other programs has made it more difficult for them to provide quality services (O’ Connor, 2015). Having enough funding in the short term can mean the agency can ride out these economic setbacks and maintain long-term stability (Bowman, 2011).

The agency already does fundraising through a bookstore and nearly half of its budget comes from charitable donations (O’Connor, 2015). They allocate approximately 2% of their budget to fundraising (O’Connor, 2015). After the grant period ends, the company will no longer have the additional money for services and considering they are asking for the money so their patrons do not have to use their modest, fixed incomes to participate, it would be important to figure out how to make up the difference after implementation. Since the agency is focused on helping senior citizens engage in the community and live a healthy and fulfilling life, maybe they could fundraise by planning community events involving the seniors. For example, a dinner theater. The seniors could get some time to do something they enjoy and the community could come to support the senior center by purchasing tickets and getting a nice meal. Maybe engaging some of the local restaurants to cater could draw a larger crowd and everyone could have an enjoyable evening. Having agency leadership emcee events like this could help make the community more aware of the services and benefits the agency provides to the community. Also, I know many senior centers offer arts and craft type classes. Perhaps some of the work done in those classes could be auctioned off. I could see the event being set up like a fancy art gallery with a silent auction. The seniors who created the art would have an opportunity to engage with the greater community and talk about their projects, the agency would get exposure, and the community could see how much the center offers to the residents that access it. Both of these events are relatively low cost as they are using money already being spent for supplies and could be hosted in the senior center or other community building. The agency should be able to secure donations from other community businesses or could get sponsors by offering advertisements during the event.


Bowman, W. (2011). Financial capacity and sustainability of ordinary nonprofits. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 22(1), 37–51.

O’Connor, A. (2015). Chester County Community Foundation: Grant Proposal. Retrieved from

Discussion: White-Collar Offenders, Cybercriminals, and Terrorists

Discussion: White-Collar Offenders, Cybercriminals, and Terrorists

White-collar offenders are characterized by occupational status with a high level of trust, access, and opportunity for engaging in the criminal offense. Typical white-collar offenses include fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, and workplace theft. While the consequences of white-collar crime are difficult to measure, the financial losses for victims can be great and ruinous.

Cybercriminals use electronic communication involving the Internet and web-based technologies as an instrument to carry out criminal offenses. Cyberoffenses include a variety of crimes from identity theft and fraud to drug trafficking, organized crime, hate crimes, and illegal sexual activities.

Terrorists use force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government or civilian population. Examples of terrorism include the 2005 bombings in London and the September 11, 2001 airplane hijackings and crashes in the United States. These horrific events reignited the study of criminal behavior associated with terrorism and facilitated in-depth study into types of terrorists.

Although characteristics associated with offenders who commit white-collar crime, cybercrime, and terrorism may be markedly different from those associated with other crimes, analyzing these characteristics undoubtedly contributes to a greater understanding of the causes of criminal behavior.

By Day 3

Post at least two similarities and two differences between characteristics of white-collar offenders and characteristics of either terrorists or cyberoffenders. Then, describe an insight you might have or a conclusion you might draw based on your comparison.

Health Disparities For The Homeless And Mentally Ill

A large amount of the homeless population also suffers from mental illness. The purpose of this assignment is to analyze characteristics and health concerns for the homeless population in regards to mental illness.

Write a 1,250-1,500 word paper addressing the following criteria:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of mental illness among the homeless population.
  2. Describe the challenges patients face when dealing with mental illness and being homeless.
  3. Describe the challenges the community faces in providing care for the homeless and mentally ill.
  4. Describe the availability of resources to provide for the homeless and mentally ill.
  5. Describe how the Christian worldview can be integrated to serve the homeless and mentally ill.
  6. Describe how the health care provider can be nonjudgmental and ethical while providing access to care for this population.

Support your writing with three to five scholarly peer-reviewed resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

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Identification Of A Policy Alternative

Address the following items within a 3-4 page paper:

  • What is the policy alternative?
  • What, if any, change(s) in the policy alternative are necessary and where will they need to occur (local, state, national, and international)?
  • Is this policy alternative congruent with social work values? Explain.
  • What is the feasibility of the alternative policy (political, economic, and administrative)?
  • Does the policy alternative meet the policy goals (e.g., social equality, redistribution of resources, social work values, and ethics)?
  • What are the forces that are for/against the policy?
  • What policy advocacy skills can be used to support the policy alternative?
  • How does the current policy affect clinical social work practice with clients?
  • What changes could be made in the policy to support the needs of clients seeking clinical services?
  • Provide an update on the advocacy activities your proposed in the Week 6 Assignment.

Self Assessment

Is anyone available to write a self assessment for me? The directions are included below:

Self-Assessment – Due11:59 PM

The past is often alive in the present. In order for you to engage your clients in processing their familial patterns, you need to have done this work on a personal level as well. By understanding your family and who you are within this family context you are able to identify counter-transference reactions with your clients which is an ethical responsibility of social work practice. Many social workers believe, “you cannot bring a client further than you have brought yourself”. By exploring and reflecting on our own experiences, including factors of resilience and risk, this assignment will highlight ways in which we can be more empathetic towards ourselves and others. Lastly, this assignment will help us learn how to engage in reflective work with clients about their histories.


Section One (1 page or paragraph): Who does your family consist of (biological and non-biological ties)? You can provide this information via one paragraph description or a genogram/table/chart.


Section Two (1-2 pages): Conduct a systemic analysis of your family of origin from a structural

and systems perspective. Issues you may cover include (choose 2-4 of these):

boundaries (within the family as well as between the family and the world)




rules (spoken and unspoken)

feedback loops




attachment styles

family myths

significant losses

communication style and patterns




social networks

intergenerational patterns

environmental actors

cultural dynamics

You must give specific behavioral examples to back up your analysis. For example, it is not sufficient to state that there were strong intergenerational boundaries, rather, you should discuss the specific behaviors that demonstrated that those boundaries existed.

In completing this section you will need to cite at least two scholarly articles and or books that address the concepts you are discussing. You will also need to give specific behavioral examples to illustrate your concept as it plays out in your family of origin.


Section three: (1-2 pages) Select an underlying theme that emerged from the analysis of your family which has influenced your empathy towards others. Research this theme and discuss how it impacts families in general and specifically impacted your family. You may create your own theme or select from the following list:

1. The effects of alcoholism or addiction on the family.

2. Gay and lesbian families.

3. Blended family issues.

4. Single-parent family.

5. The effects of violence or abuse.

6. Poverty and the family.

7. Family secrets.

8. Legacies of loss.

9. The role of ritual in the family.

10. Birth order.

11. Cultural themes.

12. The effects of mental or physical illness on the family.

13. Gender roles within the family.

14. Family stories and the construction of meaning.

15. Models of marriage.

16. Enmeshment and disengagement.

17. Emotional milieu within the family.



Section four: (1-2 pages) Discuss how the structural and/or systems issues you have identified, along with the theme, influence (1) empathy, and (2) countertransference, and (3) implications for practice.


Your paper should be 5-6 pages long, double-spaced, APA style (1” margins, 12-point Calibri font). Use one space after a period. Do NOT use two spaces between sentences.

Introductory Essay

This assignment is designed to help me effectively meet your learning needs. Think of it as giving me the information that I will need to be a better teacher for you.


Reflect on some of your past educational experiences (positive, negative or both). Identify and discuss some of your academic strengths and weaknesses. For example, writing has always been easy for you however, you may not feel confident about your critical thinking skills and analytical abilities. Include in your essay at least 2 specific goals that you hope to achieve in this course. Achieving a particular final grade CANNOT be one of your goals.


This is a brief (2 page) essay. You cannot adequately complete this assignment in less than 2 pages. Your essay should be double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, using Times New Roman, 12 pt. font essay. Please proofread and edit carefully.

Assessment Criteria:

a. clarity, relevancy, and specificity of explanations and examples of your academic skills b. writing skills that include organization, logic, clarity, and conciseness in addition to

standard rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.


TOPIC: American Culture Reaction Video

In this assignment, help me to write the response in words only in about 400-500 words

After reflecting on the depiction of American culture in the reading “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” by Miner from Topic 1, record a 5-8-minute reflection video about American culture.

1. Your video should start with 1-2-minute reflection on your reaction to the article and how it depicted American culture.

2. Then take about 2 minutes to describe a communication pattern, practice, ritual, or event in your culture as it might be seen from an outside observer (not one that is addressed in the article). Explain how this communication pattern, ritual, or event is connected to a U.S. cultural worldview or values.

3. Next, spend 1-2 minutes describing how this pattern, practice, ritual or event has changed throughout history.

4. Finally, spend 1-2 minutes, briefly share your evaluation of these changes as beneficial or detrimental to U.S. culture. When evaluating the change as beneficial or detrimental, include at least one verbal citation of a credible or authoritative source that supports your evaluation.