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Critical Thinking Essay 5: The System and YOUR ROLE in the System – 2,000 Words/150 Points – Thursday and Sunday Due Dates!
REQUIREMENTS
DISCUSSION RUBRIC
OVERVIEW
Part 1: Due Thursday by 11:59 PM (100 Points)
In 1,500 words (6 pages), explain …
1.
What the system (the status quo
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2.
Where YOU are standing within the system; what is YOUR ROLE?
Why?
3.
Whether you think that YOU have an obligation to become informed about and actively oppose abuses the system
may perpetrate against specific groups of people, as in the case of people of African descent in the United States of America–as abuses against them, now and in the past, are frequently NOT communicated in history and civics
(????????) classes in U.S. schools–and of course, deeply troubling arrests and shootings of Black men, women and children by law enforcement do not seem adequately addressed in U.S. courts.
Examples:
Sally Hemmings
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the FBI targeting Black Panther leaders
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(????????)the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010
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the verdict in the case of the shooting of Philando
Castile.
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The Shooting of Philando Castile
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4. Which of the 20 lessons–if any–from Timothy Snyders 2017 book On Tyranny you think critical thinkers need to learn, and how they should put these lessons into practice as they navigate their daily lives in the system.
5.
Which of the 15 Logical Fallacies listed below you think that you need to be aware of–if any–when you observe policies, procedures, rules and laws the system generates.
Quoting:
You have two sources to quote from: Timothy Snyders On Tyranny and the fallacies in the box below.
You should also choose an additional two sources to quote–your choice as to which–to support your contentions or illustrate a point or points you wish to make.
15 Logical Fallacies
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Ad Hominem
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Strawman Argument
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Appeal to Ignorance
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False Dilemma
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Slippery Slope Fallacy
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Circular Argument
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Hasty Generalization
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Red Herring Fallacy
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Tu Quoque
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Causal Fallacy
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Fallacy of Sunk Costs
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Appeal to Authority
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Equivocation
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Appeal to Pity
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Bandwagon Fallacy
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