Write an argumentative essay on whether or not you agree or disagree with the statement (CHOOSE ONE FROM THE LIST BELOW). To support your argument, use a variety of evidence from the articles provided, from Native Son by Richard Wright, and from any other additional sources that you see as necessary. 2 pages. MLA format: Times New Roman 12 pt font, double spaced. Due May 25. 

STATEMENTS:

  1. We should censor certain things if they are likely to shock or hurt someone.
  2. We should avoid discussions of certain things because it will likely make people feel uncomfortable or challenged.
  3. Our environment determines who we are and who we become.
  4. Fear is the biggest motivator of people’s actions.
  5. People in positions of power due to their race or social class are mostly ignorant of the power they possess.

ARTICLES:

1. We should censor certain things if they are likely to shock or hurt someone.
2. We should avoid discussions of certain things because it will likely make people feel uncomfortable or challenged.
4. Fear is the biggest motivator of people’s actions.
5. People in positions of power due to their race or social class are mostly ignorant of the power they possess.
***** Here is the Argument Writing Reference Packet that has information on citing sources, constructing an argument, writing a hook, transitions, titles, and conclusions. ARGUMENT WRITING REFERENCE PACKET

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