Assignment: Answer the following prompt in a 2-3 page, double-spaced, 12-point f
Assignment: Answer the following prompt in a 2-3 page, double-spaced, 12-point f
Assignment: Answer the following prompt in a 2-3 page, double-spaced, 12-point font essay. Organize your essay into clear paragraphs with an introduction, body, and conclusion. The purpose of the assignment is for you to demonstrate your ability to critically examine the intersection between sports, race, and American culture. For this essay on the “revolt of the Black athlete,” students must demonstrate that they have read Doug Hartmann’s article, “The Olympic ‘Revolt’ of 1968 and its Lessons for Contemporary African American Athletic Activism.” This assignment is worth up to 25 points. Due: November 23rd by 11:59 p.m. EST. Prompt: In his article on “the revolt of the Black athlete,” Sociology Professor Doug Hartmann, compares the origins and implications of two waves of athletic activism: the original one during the 1960s and the more contemporary movement. How does Hartmann contrast these two waves of athletic protest? What do they have in common? How do they differ? In your answer, be sure to explain the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped these two movements. Citations: For quotations and paraphrasing, please cite the pages from Hartmann’s’ article, “The Olympic Revolt” using parenthetical references at the end of your sentences. For example, in your first citation paraphrasing or quoting the author, you will write (Hartmann, 5). For this essay, thereafter, you only cite the specific page number since you will only be writing using one source. Guidelines: Your essay must be at least two pages long, but no longer than three pages. Your essay must have a thesis statement. A thesis answers the question as specifically as possible. Your introduction paragraph should provide the necessary and relevant background to lead into your argument. Your essay should follow a logical path and have clear paragraphs with strong topic sentences. Your essay must rely on evidence from the reading and lecture. A good essay offers specific examples to support general points. Use quotes judiciously. Quotations can be effective, but overuse diminishes your authority. Do not write sentences that start with “I” or “This essay will . . .” Instead, write in crisp, formal language. Proofread your work! Read your essay out loud to catch mistakes and polish your language.

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