Critical Thinking Questions – Midway Moment 12

Midway Moment (October to November 2021, Post Seminar 12)
Discussion Questions –

1. Would it be better to have affirmative action based on social class instead of
or in addition to affirmative action based on race? Why or why not?
2. What have been the actual effects of affirmative action on opportunities for
African Americans and other underrepresented minorities? For women? For
white men?
3. On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is race inequality relative to class
inequality as a factor determining the quality of life for African Americans?
How about Latino/a; Latinx Americans? Indigenous People/Native
Americans? Why?
4. Discuss the impact of immigration on American society in recent years.
Consider ways in which immigration may either be beneficial or present
challenges. Should U.S. immigration policy encourage more immigration,
less immigration, or about the same as present? Why?

Thank you very much for leading your Midway Moment Group. Remember
to do your best to remain centered on the questions during your discussion.
Your conversations help to recap the previous seminar and serves as a bridge
to the next one.