Essay Topic 1
Part One: What does Rodriguez argue about bilingual education? Explain his argument thoroughly and give specific examples that he uses to support his argument.
Part Two: Do you agree with Rodriguez's arguments? Why or why not? Provide your own examples to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
Rodriguez's attitude about complexion was affected by the "Black is Beautiful" movement. This movement preached that people should accept themselves for who they are rather than trying to match a specific idealized image. At that time, the idealized image was inevitably the image of a white person, which made it difficult for non-whites to see themselves as beautiful.
Part One: What was Rodriguez's attitude about his complexion as a child? What did the people around him say about his complexion?
Part Two: Besides the "Black is Beautiful" movement, what other things changed Rodriguez's attitude about his complexion? How did his...
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