For this essay, pick a significant of piece of art, literature, or music that represents a particular ethnic or racial group in America. Alternately, you could pick a specific philosopher, religious leader or theologian, political leader or writer who represents an ethnic or racial group in America. Write a 500-800 word essay in which you
Offer a brief description of the work or the person's point of view.
Argue for the importance and relevance of the work or person's point of view in communicating the experience of a particular ethnic or racial group within the American context.
For instance, you could discuss how Elijah Muhammad’s view on race relations expressed the early 19th century post-slavery African American experience, or discuss how an Amy Tan novel represents the female Chinese American experience, or how a sculpture by Hank Willis Thomas communicates something about the history of the African American experience, or how a Sherman Alexie poem communicates the Native American experience.
Make sure that your essay has a main point and that you offer enough evidence to support that main point in the form of specific examples or descriptions.