Your final assignment is an op-ed (600 words max) that takes a position on a social, political, or cultural issue relating to multiculturalism. It should be backed not by your feelings or personal experience, but by social scientific evidence.
It can be an issue based in the US or in another liberal democracy.
The structure of your op-ed should be as follows:
Lede: grab your reader’s attention (a hook)
Thesis: state your argument, and what it is based on (statistics, news reports, expert quotes, scholarship)
Point 1: evidence, evidence, conclusion
Point 2: evidence, evidence, conclusion
Etc… (you decide how many points you want to make)
“To be sure”: pre-empt potential critics by acknowledging a flaw, a counter argument
Conclusion: circle back to the lede