M2A1 Discussion – Justifying Oppression
Assignment 1: Discussion Question: Justifying Oppression
How was it that dominant classes of people justified the system of indentured servitude, slavery, and the oppression of women? What sorts of arguments or rationale did they use to argue for separate social positions, economic situations, or political rights for different sorts of groups? Include specific examples from your readings and research you completed this module. Do you agree with this criticism? Where in our current history are similar attitudes expressed or reflected?
Submit your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area. Start reviewing and responding to your peers’ posts as early in the module as possible. Expand on your classmates’ posts to critically engage in the discussion. You can ask a question, post a comment, or add a point to expand the discussion. Write your initial response in 3–4 paragraphs.
By Friday, January 15, 2016, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, January 20, 2016, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.
All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.