I have to write a one page, single spaced paper on how white supremacy causes urban issues and it has to relate to this reading we did in class (the reading is the link inserted below). it’s just a simple and the second one is the rubric. the paper is due tonight and I’m really in need of help please because I can’t turn in what I have.
The paper should adhere to APA format guidelines, using the subtitles below to
divide each section:
Describe the factors that make a geographic area a “community” or not. Why are some geographic areas considered communities, while others or not?
Why should professional social workers understand communities from a professional perspective? How does such an understanding help the community generally, and/or the specific persons and families living within it?
Identify the name, general location, and any major landmarks of the community herein focused upon.
Include a map as an appendix if it would help the reader “picture” the location. What makes this geographic area a “community”?
Research the demographics of the community, and share the data you perceive to be the most important in accurately representing this community.
o “Demographics” are statistical, quantifiable measures that describe a community’s population, and include such data as total number of residents, population density, breakdowns of ethnicity and religion, median incomes, rents and home prices, poverty and crime rates, educational attainment, renters vs. owners, immigrant vs. native born, etc. Not all demographic data is inherently meaningful, and the importance of certain facts may need to be explained. Make sure to use reliable sources and recent data.
Assess why the demographics you shared are important for the people who live or work or visit this community. What is the daily impact these data could have on the persons and families living in this community? What are some of the potential impacts these data could have on professional social workers working in agencies that serve this area?
Community Strengths, Weaknesses and Grand Challenges for Social Work
Identify and describe the major community strengths, weaknesses and Grand Challenges faced by this community. A community strength is an attribute that helps and supports a community, with little to no negative impacts. A weakness is a negative condition or situation that has been accepted by the people there, who just “make due” dealing with it. Generally, a challenge is a negative condition or situation in the community that at least some people want to interact with and improve; the Grand Challenges for Social
Work identifies 12 major community challenges that the profession seeks to focus upon and improve (see
Limit the strengths, weaknesses and challenges to no more than three each. Chapter 5 of Bruce Jansson’s
Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy (2nd ed), pages 108-113, may be one helpful lens from which to view
community strengths, weaknesses and challenges. Ideas on other aspects you may deem appropriate to
include (but are not limited to):
o Health care providers, including clinics, hospitals, urgent care, mental health facilities, etc. Are these located
locally, or must residents travel for these services? How effective are these outlets?
o Employment centers, business and industry in the area: are businesses part of large chains and corporations,
or are they more entrepreneurial “mom and pop shops,” or a combination thereof? Do the people of the area
work in their community, or travel elsewhere for jobs?
o Policing and other resources – useable parks, obvious child care, fresh food outlets, churches, community
pools, affordable housing – that serve to create community security (or insecurity): are there ample local
o Educational opportunities available in the area: head starts, pre-schools, K-12 schools, higher education,
adult classes, etc. Are these opportunities effective? How so, or not?
o Social services: are there obvious sources of support or aid for families from local social service agencies
and/or government offices?
o Special designation: does the community has some sort of official or informal designation – i.e. does it have
its own name (ie “Little Tokyo”), or an historic designation, or some special cultural resonance?
Assess the extent these strengths, weaknesses and challenges impact the demographic data you shared in
the previous section. Also, how do these strengths, weaknesses and challenges impact the daily lives of
those that reside here?
Community Leadership and Decision-making
Who are the leaders of the community?
o Formal leaders are those vested with authority to make decisions on behalf of the community and
the people who live therein: elected officials (members of the city council, the mayor, state and
federal representatives, the school board, etc.); and those who have formal delegated powers, such
as the local police, prosecutors, school principals, etc. These people are empowered to decide how
to spend tax money. Who are they, how long have the represented the area, do any of them seem to
have any public-interested accomplishments? To what extent do these formal leaders interact with
and seek to improve this community – and if so, how do you know?
o Informal leaders are those that seek to have a community influence despite having no official
power: community activists, church pastors, heads of businesses or business associations, media or
newspaper editors, etc. Does the community seem to have an active, “informal” leadership base? If
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so, who are they, what are their issues, and have they been impactful or not (and how do you know,
o If feasible, interviews with community members, agency staff, congregants, etc. – even informally –
can be a solid introduction about community “leadership.”
Assess whether these leaders are effective in improving the conditions of the families who live here. Based
on your research, can you identify any connection(s) between the presence (or not) of community
leadership and the demographic data you found, and the strengths/weaknesses/challenges you assessed?
Reflection and Conclusion
What is your thesis of how well (or not) this community functions? A “thesis” is a theory you put forward
of how something works, and you support your theory with some type of evidence. Does the community
seem well-integrated, decently managed, supportive and healthy? Or is it otherwise? Or somewhere in the
middle? After you share your thesis, briefly support it with evidence from what you’ve research in the
If you worked in this community as a professional social worker, what would be the first couple issues you
would seek to improve? Why?
Write a scholarly review of research articles that explore Ecclesiology and Leadership Studies to date. Also, use this review to explore the current state, progress and direction of this emerging field of research. Propose the next steps in methodology, research, focus and strategies in this field.
15 scholarly references, using APA style
View the film and answer the following questions. SHORT ANSWER
1. In the Botany of Desire, what was the advantage and disadvantage of Johnny Appleseed’s approach to introducing apples in North America?
2. What is a monoculture? What are the disadvantages of monoculture? Given the disadvantages why do you think that most foods are produced in this way? In other words what are the advantages of monoculture?
3. What common foods do we eat that are not produced in some way by humans? Do you think that it would be possible for humans to survive eating only these kinds of foods? Why or why not?
4. What role did humans play in creating the sweet apple that we have today? Do some research and find another common food item that, like the apple, is a human creation. What is the story of your foods domestication/development?
Chapter 3 in Thinking Like a Psychological Scientist describes the different ways people develop and maintain their beliefs. In an original post of no less than 200 words, discuss the way each of these processes has shaped or reinforced your religious beliefs. Have these processes changed as you have gotten older?
Tenacity – Are you willing to entertain other beliefs or ideas?
Personal experience – How general are your experiences? Are there other explanations?
Authority – Which “experts” or authority figures have influenced your religious thinking? Do they know more than you do?
Anecdotes – Have the personal experiences of friends or loved ones influenced your religious thinking? Are these stories generalizable?
Empiricism – Are your religious beliefs influenced by systematic observation and objective analysis? Explain.
Suppose the U.S. president is attempting to decide whether the federal government should spend more on research to find a cure for heart disease. He asks you, one of his economic advisors, to prepare a report discussing the relevant factors he should consider. Use the concepts of opportunity cost and trade-offs to discuss some of the main issues you would deal with in your report.
1. Do you think an artist needs a record label today or not? Why? Does your answer differ if the artist is already well established, or a new artist?
2. What are the options available for artists to maximize their business potential? Describe one of them and explain why.
Please answer these two questions after reading the articles from the link below. Each answer to the question needs to be at least minimum of 75 words.
Please read the articles throughly, and write the response.
There should be no citation and the answer should be the writer’s opinion about the question.
Links to the articles are provided in the attached word document.
In an essay, address the following:
– Thoroughly explain what the sociological imagination is
– Thoroughly examine how and why the sociological imagination helps understand domestic violence
– Compare and contrast the outside research you find on your topic with the textbook’s descriptions of sociological studies of suicide, specifically.
– Your paper must contain scholarly support in the form of paraphrases *only* with respective citations from assigned reading (the textbook/lesson) and the outside scholarly sources that you identify on your own. Do not directly quote from sources for this paper, but instead paraphrase in your own words from source material and cite the sources with parenthetical in-text citations and with full APA-style reference entry citations in a reference page at the end of your essay document.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 2-3 pages (not including the reference page as the late page of the document)
Page number in the upper right of all pages
Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style
Reference page (minimum of 3 outside scholarly sources in addition to the textbook/lesson)
Title page not required
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 5, 6
Minimum of 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the course textbook)
This assignment is the first step in a three part project. You only need to focus on part one at this point. Each step will build on earlier steps. However, it is not a matter of providing a rough draft of all or even part of the entire project here in week three. That is, further steps might require completely new and original text. At the same time, completing each step will aid you in completing a future step or future steps. And, you should use the same topic in all steps.
First, select a topic of moral controversy, debate, disagreement, and dispute, Examples of such topics are euthanasia, the death penalty, abortion, cloning, etc. You can pick any such topic. It need not be listed here.
Next, detail the positions of each side of the ethical debate. Note at least two moral reasons each side presents to show their view on the topic is correct.
Now, we want to evaluate these positions using the moral theories we studied this week:
What would an Ethical Egoist say about this topic? What side would the Ethical Egoist take? What would the Ethical Egoist say to justify their moral position? Is there a conflict between loyalty to self and to community relevant to your topic? If so, how so? Note what you feel is the best course of action.
What would a Social Contract Ethicist say about this topic? What side would the Social Contract Ethicist take? What would the Social Contract Ethicist say to justify their moral position? Does your topic involve a collision between personal obligations and national ones? If so, how so? Note what you feel is the best course of action.
Finally, reference and discuss any professional code of ethics relevant to your topic such as the AMA code for doctors, the ANA code for nurses, or any other pertinent professional code. State whether and how your chosen topic involves any conflicts between professional and familial duties.
Cite the textbook and incorporate outside sources, including citations.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 3-4pages (not including title page or references page)
12-point Times New Roman font
References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook)
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapters 3, 4
Minimum of 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)
Review the following ethical dilemmas:
John Doe has decided to clone himself. He is sterile. He cannot find anyone to marry him. He wishes to have children. He knows that he will not be able to love a child that is adopted or not connected directly to him biologically. He will be making use of a new procedure that involves taking his skin cells to produce a twin. The twin starts out as an embryo and grows into a child. The child in this case will have the same genetic information as John Doe. John Doe and his child will be twins.
Jane Doe is eighteen. For as long as she can remember she has been sexually attracted to other females. Her parents belong to a religion that has a religious text stating that God forbids one to be a lesbian. This religion goes on further to say that lesbians will be punished in the afterlife. Jane Doe is debating whether she should tell her parents about her sexual attraction. She has not yet decided if she should come out to her parents and live as a lesbian now that she is a legal adult.
Joe and Mary are a couple. Before becoming sterile, they had a child. This child died of a rare disease. Joe and Mary miss their child terribly. They have heard that there is a new IVF procedure that can ensure that they can have another child. However, their religion forbids using IVF.
Use the resources assigned for this week and additional research,
Select two of the situations above and then address 2 of the following:
What is the relation between ethics and religion? Formulate and investigate the relation.
For each case, determine the ethical path of conduct. Then, determine what paths of conduct would be unethical
For each case, what would an emotivism say to appraise what you determine is the ethical form of conduct?
For each case, would a natural law ethicist agree with what you say is the ethical form of conduct? Why or why not?
Articulate, explain, and evaluate in each case an approach that makes use of divine command ethics.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
12-point Times New Roman font
References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)