students will write a political postmortem on the 2020 U.S. presidential electio
students will write a political postmortem on the 2020 U.S. presidential election, focusing on its racial and ethnic politics, policies, discourse and dynamics. Any election cycle in the U.S. lends itself to an Ethnic Studies critique of its racial, ethnic and gendered dynamics and this election will certainly not be the exception. For this final assignment, students will critically summarize the political platforms of both major candidates, analyze the racial and ethnic dimensions and implications of each (i.e. how would/do these competing political agendas impact the communities discussed in this course? Make sure to discuss at least two of the groups discussed in class. If students are interested in foreign policy implications, they may focus on the impacts of these campaigns on the homelands of these communities e.g. Asian & Latin American countries), and conclude by stating which campaign they found to be more socially just and politically democratic based on what they’ve learned in this class (6 pages double-spaced).