In “Changes,” Tupac samples the 1986 hit “The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby. Both songs address many social issues, the most notable of which are discrimination, unemployment, and the civil rights movement. Carefully listen to both songs.
Bruce Hornsby’s original lyrics point to discrimination as a fact of life. He sings of “a law in ’64.” What law was passed in 1964?
Have any other laws been passed since then to reduce discrimination?
In the video below, Tupac adds his own take on the issue of discrimination when he makes the claim that “the way it is” with very little hope for change.
How do markets combat discrimination? Do markets reward businesses that discriminate, or are these businesses penalized? Have the situation change? Is the unemployment rate equal across races, ethnic groups, group ages and other categories in the United States? Please, visit Bureau of Labor Statistics (Links to an external site.) to find and list the most recent unemployment statistics for different race, ethnic groups in the United States.
Please, check the rubric by clicking on the three dots on the far right to ensure that you earned full points. Organize your responses into different paragraph. Check for spelling errors and complete sentences and use economic indicators and data to support your statements.
FIND IT: “2Pac – Changes ft. Talent,” YouTube, uploaded Jul 5 2011 and “Bruce Hornsby & The Range – The Way It Is (Official Video),” YouTube, uploaded Oct 15, 2012.
Unemployment & Discrimination Graded Discussion Rubric
|Unemployment & Discrimination Graded Discussion Rubric|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInitial Post
Provides an answer to all posted questions and provides evidence and current data to support the position The answer is well organized in different paragraphs and is edited for spelling errors and accuracy
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePeer Replies
An engagement with one classmates has happened when there is a meaningful engagement and replies and discussion
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEconomic Data Included in this Post
There are ample economic data and indicators used in this post to support the position
|Total Points: 100.0|