Develop a topic. How do you mean to discuss multiculturalism: would you prefer to work within a specific genre of film (Disney movies? Westerns? Action-adventure?), or would you prefer to work within a different medium (comic books? advertising? sports? — note: this is not the time for a paper about Jackie Robinson, but the question of why no African American managerial candidates have yet been interviewed during the baseball offseason would be relevant)? From there, you will be researching how the debate about multiculturalism/diversity/inclusion is relevant. Remember that this does not apply only to race; gender, sexuality, and religion are all viable topics.
You are required to do primary source research. This includes newspaper, magazine, and internet articles (I encourage you to use reputable sources, unless the bias of the source is relevant to your discussion; for example, if you’re referencing 4Chan, you must acknowledge the bias of that source). This might also include movies, television episodes, commercials or printed advertisements. You may also choose to revisit the Citizenship and Social Justice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. page, from which you read about the Race-Bechdel Test from Discussion Board 6. This page also has a bias, and through its writings you may get some insight into why activists are advocating the way they are, and through which prisms.
From there, check your secondary sources: academic texts (books, journal articles, anthologies). You will find databases such as JSTOR, America: History and Life, and Project Muse (all available through the Campbell Library) to be of use.
Once you’ve compiled your research, write your paper:
Introduction, including thesis statement
Discussion of multiculturalism and the debate surrounding it (depending on your sources, you have a greater discussion of resistance, but you also may not; it will be topic- and source-specific).
Address the changes that have been made/continue to be made throughout the genre or medium you researched.