Race: Ralph Ellisons Battle Royal and James Baldwins Sonnys Blues both comment on race relations and the discrimination that Black individuals faced in the mid-20th century. Main question: Using these texts as a reference point for race relations in the past, make an argument about the present: How much progress has been made in the last several decades in terms of how people of color are treated in America? What else still needs to be done to ensure equal opportunity for people of all races to reach the American Dream? Optional: You may consider issues of social class and privilege in connection with this topic.
6 sources total (3 from online sources which I’ve attached, you can add or use others if needed, and 3 from readings such as “Battle Royal” & “Sonny’s Blues”.