Choose one of the following to include in this week’s initial post:
- Discuss an example from your life or from your observations that illustrates one or more of the concepts or theories you learned about in this week’s readings or audiovisual resources.
- Locate a relevant and credible news report or other media story (an article, TV program, documentary, or radio program) that focuses on one or more of the concepts or theories you learned about in this week’s readings or audiovisual resources. Discuss which concepts or theories you noticed in your media selection.
Make sure you are clear in describing the course concept or theory that best applies to your experiences or observations. Regardless of which prompt you choose, you are encouraged to use one of the assigned readings or audiovisual resources to support your points. Respond to your classmates’ posts, sharing any commonalities or differences between your classmates’ perspectives and experiences and your own.
For information about using Yellowdig, please see the following resources:
- Using Yellowdig [PDF].
- Grading in Yellowdig [PDF].
- Yellowdig Forums. Capella’s Campus support page for Yellowdig, with links for technical support
Scenario: Working in Real Estate
You have been working as a realtor for a large real estate firm. Your first clients are a couple looking for a home to accommodate their growing family. Before spending the afternoon showing your clients potential homes that meet their needs, you meet with your boss, the head of the residential division. Your boss advises you to remove from your list a home in an urban neighborhood that he says is in an area that is not the “white, middle-class” kind of neighborhood suitable to your clients. You are a bit surprised because your clients expressed interest in seeing this particular house, and the boss’s racially charged suggestion makes you uncomfortable. You wonder how often the boss or other company leaders discourage realtors from showing homes to clients from racially diverse neighborhoods.