For this Assignment, you are going to choose a historical or current law that impacts a culturally diverse group. Begin by choosing a culturally diverse ethnic group (Native Americans, South Asian Americans, Latino/a Americans, Arab/Muslim Americans, and African Americans) that you will focus on for this paper. Be sure to select a group that you have not researched for a previous Assignment.
Please answer the following:
Identify the culturally diverse ethnic group you have selected.
Briefly discuss the historical background and changing demographics of this group.
Identify a historical or current law that affects this group and describe the law in detail.
Explain how the law you have chosen impacts the culturally diverse group.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of this law? Explain your answer, including how this law represents a good or bad law when it comes to regulating culturally diverse groups.
Recommend changes to the current law that would positively impact multicultural service delivery (either nationally and/or internationally, including global perspectives) for your chosen culturally diverse group. Provide specific suggestions.
Your Assignment should be a 34-page essay (not including the title and reference pages) and should include the following elements:
Title page: Provide your name, title of Assignment, course and section number, and date
Body: Answer all the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs
Your responses should reflect professional writing standards using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct, accurate, and reflect knowledge of human services.
Reference page: Sources in APA 7th edition format
Include a minimum of three scholarly or academic sources, with one of them being the textbook.
Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, and left aligned
Use standard 1″ margins on all sides
Use APA 7th edition Formatting and Citation style
This Assignment assesses the following Course Outcomes:
Discuss historical and current legislation affecting human service delivery.
Please read the following chapter in your text:
Chapter 13: Working with African American Clients: An Interview with Veronique Thompson
Chapter 13 includes a discussion from Dr. Veronique Thompson, a tenured professor and graduate of HBCU (historically Black colleges and universities), which shares key values and characteristics common to African Americans and the factors shaping their experience such as slavery, racism, and discrimination. Additionally, she discusses subpopulations at risk such as Black male, Black female, Black children born into poverty, and Black LGBTQ community.
Deflem, M. (2017). Race, Ethnicity and Law (Vol. First edition). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.
Part 1: Laws and Black Lives – Understanding the historical influences on contemporary assessment and counseling issues of African American offenders
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James, J., Rodriguez, C., Fong, R., & Dettlaff, A. (2015). Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services: Multisystemic Approaches. New York,NY: Columbia University Press.
Chapter 3: African American Children and Families, by Ruth G. McRoy and Ratonia C. Runnels
Mays, V. M., Johnson, D., Coles, C. N., Gellene, D., & Cochran, S. D. (2013). Using the science of psychology to target perpetrators of racism and race-based discrimination for intervention efforts: Preventing another Trayvon Martin tragedy. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 5(1), 1136.
Wallenberg-Lerner, H., & James, W. B. (2014). Important components needed in todays global society from a cross-cultural perspective. Journal of International & Global Studies, 6(1), 1429.
Shively, M., & Mulford, C. F. (2007). Hate crime in America: The debate continues. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Journal, 257. Retrieved from https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/jr000257c.pdf