Final Prompt

The purpose of the final is for you to apply the theories, concepts, and empirical research that we will have discussed throughout the quarter to a contemporary sociological issue.

Please answer the prompt in 600-700 words (12-point, Times New Roman font) and upload the final in Word or PDF on Canvas by 11:59 pm (PST) on 3/15 at 11:59pm. 

By this point in the pandemic, we know that people of color have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Stated plainly, African Americans and Latinx people are overrepresented among those who get COVID and pass away from it. Explain this fact through systemic racism framework and relate it to the weathering hypothesis.

Make sure you 1) define and summarize systemic racism; and 2) define the weathering hypothesis; 3) use these lenses to explain the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. You may choose to focus on the African American community, the Latinx community, or another minoritized population.

Tips: Review grading rubric to understand expectations. Make sure you clearly cite all evidence you use. Draw on the course textbook and at least 2 other academic, peer-reviewed sources to support your argument. Please include a reference page.