Compose an argumentative essay that responds to the following prompt:
Some writers represented in this chapter feel pulled in two directions, torn between their own culture and the “American” society in which they live. Can this conflict can ever be resolved, or will first-generation Americans (and perhaps their children and even their children’s children) will always feel torn?
Your thesis statement should respond to the question above. To support your argument, you should use evidence from at least TWO of the readings listed below as well as 3 outside, credible, scholarly sources (use the CCAC Library databases to locate journal articles).
Scheller: “On the Meaning of Plumbing and Poverty”
Wong: “The Struggle to be an All-American Girl”
Cofer: “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria”
McWhorter: “Why I’m Black, Not African American”
Krutzsch: “The Gayest One”
Your essay should total 4 pages and follow MLA formatting guidelines. You must also include a Works Cited page.
Remember that you are arguing in this essay, and therefore you should propose an original thesis and use points in these readings to support your claims.
If you are having difficulty locating scholarly sources, contact a reference librarian at any of the campuses to assist you.