- Go to National Geographic at: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/marseille/dickey-text. Click on “Feature Article” and read the 2-page article entitled “Marseille’s Melting Pot”.
- Using the given sources, write a 7-paragraph paper (3 pages maximum; points will be deducted for not following instructions) answering the following questions:
National Geographic may block online access to the article. I have copied the article onto the end of this assignment sheet for your convenience.
Also go to YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NvX0eIDnQE and watch “France Hides State Racism Behind Secularism-BBC” (31:11 minutes).
- Where is Marseille? You will have to do additional research to answer this question. (2 points)
- Europe is experiencing cultural mixing and many of Marseille’s recent immigrants are from the Muslim-world. The far-right politicians are worried that Marseille will eventually find its women required to wear burkas. Is this likely to happen? Why? (4 points)
- Is racism present in Marseille? (2 points)
- Do you think that racism is present in the rest of Europe? Explain your thoughts. (2 points)
- Why does the mayor of Marseille not know the religion, race or ethnicity of city’s citizens? (2 points)
- Why has the Grand Mosque of Marseille not been built? What are the most recent developments on the Grand Mosque of Marseille? You will have to do additional research to answer this question. (4 points)
- As discussed in the YouTube video, do you agree that France’s secularism is used as a cover to justify racism or is France’s secularism supporting religious liberties and cultural mixing? (5 points)
Cite the National Geographic article and the YouTube video, plus at least two additional sources. (4 points)
You may use any citation format that you are comfortable with, however, be certain that all sources are cited inside the text of your paper and at the end. At the end of your paper, give the full bibliographic listing of each source, including videos.
If you do not have a preference, you may use the format listed here… To cite a source within the text of your paper, you can simply place in parenthesis the name of the author, website or organization plus the date published (for example: Mark Maslin, 2009) at the end of the borrowed material. Then at the end of your paper, give the full bibliographic listing of the source, including: author, title, publisher, and copy write date or date information was accessed.