This resource includes the full text of a New York Times article describing the April 12, 2018 incident in which two black men were arrested at a Starbucks for suspected trespassing, causing a mass outcry against racial discrimination and the #BoycottStarbucks movement on Twitter.
Included in this resource is the full text of the article, discussion and critical thinking questions about the details described in the article, and the instructions/prompt for a research paper comparing and contrasting this modern event with acts of racial discrimination during the Civil Rights Era.
--comprehension and analysis of an informational text
--examining the effect of word choice
--examining both sides of a controversy
--placing current events in a modern cultural context
--personal response/reflection based on information in the text
--comparing and contrasting modern events to similar historical events
--composing a compare and contrast essay with a thesis statement (arguable point)