There are many interesting social issues and social problems that racial-ethnic minority groups in the U.S. experience. For your Visual Sociology Photo Essay, I would like you to pick one social issue or social problem associated with one or more U.S.-based racial-ethnic minority groups to focus on. Once you have picked a topic and group(s), you should them prepare a photo essay that explores this social issue or social problem and group(s). Examples of social issues and social problems are provided at the end of this instruction sheet.
Purpose of the Assignment
This assignment will give you the opportunity to explore social issues or social problems associated with minority groups in the U.S. that are given limited to no attention in your textbook. The goal is to gain a deeper and broader understanding of group experience in the U.S. and to connect the sociological study of race and ethnicity to other areas of study, such as physical and mental health and well-being, criminal justice, sports, economics, family and child ecology, education, demography, the environment, etc.