Short Essay 1 (5 points): 300-word limit: Reflect on the segments of the documentary Waging Change by Abby
Ginzberg. How is the tipped minimum wage simultaneously an issue of race, class, and gender?
Short Essay 2 (5 points): 300-word limitWhat is the difference between income and wealth? What historical
processes have led to racial differences in wealth?
Long Essay (10 points): 750-word limitRead the New York Times Article posted on Canvas: “The Persistent
Grip of Social Class on College Admissions.” We spent considerable time in class discussing stratification
processes within the education system and why education is important for social mobility. You should draw on
the course materials, class meetings, and this article to answer the following questions in essay format. What
role does education have for social mobility? What parts of Massey’s and Rivera’s arguments do you see in
this article? This article describes a shift in college admissions criteria. How is merit socially constructed, and
how have measurements of merit historically been designed to benefit people in positions of power?