Coalition of Immokalee Workers: I would research the methodology used to create change in improving wages and working conditions for growers of large retail food chains and supermarkets
Pebble Mine: There are valid arguments for those for and against the building of the gold-rich mine in Alaska. I would analyze the rhetoric of both sides.
AIDS Activism: I would focus on how activists helped change the perception of AIDS and how they created greater focus on AIDS treatment and healthcare.
Activism against Sexual Assault on Universities: I would argue that activism has only been low to moderately effective in reshaping the perception/gravity of sexual assault and punishing the assailants
Activism against Affirmative Action in Universities:
Many white and Asian Americans feel that affirmative action favors underqualified minority groups in university admission and purposefully discriminates against Asian Americans and whites. These claims have even led to lawsuits against universities like Harvard and UNC at Chapel Hill. I think first it is necessary to examine whether there is validity to these claims.
Some arguments point out that Asian Americans are not just one monolithic community whose members all hold the stereotype of being financially well-off and high-achievers. After delving into the history of affirmative action, I would examine whether affirmative action actually produces its intended results and whether the negative repercussions outweigh its successes. Without having done much research, at this point I hypothesize that more transparency in the process of university admission can help reduce the adverse effects of affirmative action. I think this topic can also extend itself to the debate whether minority groups such as blacks and Latinos are still under subjugation in today’s America. In other words, it is controversial whether minority groups are subjected the same disadvantages as they were in the past.