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reading assignments


Following are all the required readings for this class. Please be sure that you have printed out, read, and thoroughly annotated each essay before you arrive in class on the day it is due. Be aware that there are likely to be additional supplemental readings in class.


required readings

Barry, Dan. "A Heated Linguistic Debate: What Makes ‘Redskins’ a Slur?" New York Times. 21 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016.

[Barry, Heated Linguistic Debate--online]


Mairs, Nancy. "On Being a Cripple." 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology. 2nd ed. Ed. Samuel Cohen. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007. 267-79. Print.

[Mairs, On Being a Cripple--PDF]

[Mairs, On Being a Cripple--plain text version]


Moran, Rachel. "Buying Sex Should Not Be Legal." New York Times. 28 Aug 2015. Web. 12 Sep 2016.

[Moran, Buying Sex--online]


McClelland, Mac. "Is Prostitution Just Another Job?" New York Magazine. 21 Mar 2016. Web. 24 May 2016.

[McClelland, Prostitution Just Another Job--PDF]

[McClelland, Prostitution Just Another Job--online]


Bazelon, Emily. "Should Prostitution Be a Crime?" New York Times. 5 May 2016. Web. 6 June 2016.

[Bazelon--Should Prostitution Be a Crime?--online


Coates, Ta-Nehisi. "The Case for Reparations." The Atlantic. June 2014. Web. 24 May 2016.

[Coates, Case for Reparations--online]



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