Required Research/Readings: Zootopia (2016), Additional readings: “Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination,” “At 13, I didn’t expect my teacher to be afraid of me,” “The nature of prejudice”
Background: So far, you will have watched Zootopia, and read three additional readings, which you can use for this prompt. The film, while very funny and engaging in many ways, presents certain social issues addressing the perceptions and prejudices that come with race, size, gender, or overall identity and social expectations.
Prompt: Your task is to consider some of the social, racial, or identity issues that present themselves. Using Zootopia and at least one of the readings, you will need to come up with your own argument about a social issue that was presented or implied. Your argument should be focused on the meaning you have taken from the article(s) and movie. Consider what we have learned about constructing an effective argument through rhetorical strategies such as paces and Ethos, Pathos and logos to develop your own.