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Contentment or Complacency? Questioning the Status Quo

We're handed things in life that we're just supposed to believe, to follow...but what if those things aren't good for us? Or, what if the traditions and laws we follow are rooted in a sordid history or encourage unequal treatment? When and how do we decide whether to follow along or make a change?

Explore the collected resources to get a feel for the kind of topic you'd be interested in investigating further. It should be something that has at least two perspectives (e.g. keep vs. abolish vs. change) and is a practice we as a society unquestioningly follow. If you choose to use some of these as sources, remember to log them for your Works Cited page.

Political Society, by John Locke John Locke, a social/political theorist from the late 1600s, shares his thoughts on what rights and freedoms a society should allow.
Movin' on up? Views on social mobility shape Americans' faith in the status quo Psychologists found that Americans are more likely to challenge the status quo if they feel like they are economically stuck, whereas those who believe in the American Dream are more likely to defend the status quo.
Challenging the Status Quo – U.S. History History of social change and protest in the 1960s.
How America Gave Up on Change Economist Tyler Cowen makes a case that Americans are becoming less inclined to change the way things are.
Religious, Cultural, and Minority Rights [eBook: Destiny Search] Examines the various forms of rights given to citizens in a democracy including rights to religious freedom, human rights, minority rights, and the rights to cultural expression.
Anthem Uproar Context behind Colin Kaepernick's controversial protest of kneeling during the national anthem and the response it elicited.
Eric Reid on Ron Rivera's defense of his right to kneel -- 'He doesn't have a choice' Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Eric Reid is welcome to kneel during the anthem; Reid responds that it's his First Amendment right.
Local veterans offer opinions on Husker players kneeling during national anthem Military Nebraska veterans weigh in on protests involving the national anthem.
Hall of Famer Jim Brown says he'd never kneel during anthem - Chicago Tribune Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown expresses his disagreement with kneeling during anthem.
Kaepernick Controversy Has NFL Players Searching for Louder Voice in Society Bleacher Report Latest News, Videos and Highlig Colin Kaepernick's public activism has sparked a desire in other NFL players to use their public platforms to encourage change.
Speech, Media, and Protest [eBook: Destiny Search] How the First Amendment affects what media and private citizens can do, along with how far the government can reach.
Tinker v. Des Moines and Students' Right to Free Speech [Book: Destiny Search] Explores a case argued in the Supreme Court about how far students' freedoms extend when they are at school.
Hate Speech and the First Amendment What is hate speech, and how far is someone allowed to go with it? What does the First Amendment allow and protect?
They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: the Birth of an American Terrorist Group [Book: Destiny Search] ADVISORY: includes images and language that some may find disturbing. Book explores the history of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist group.
Confederate Flag: Controversial Symbol of the South [eBook: Destiny Search] Explores the history and symbolism of the Confederate flag, including the controversy that surrounds it.
More parents, schools trying to dig out from piles of homework A movement has begun to reduce or eliminate homework in schools across the nation.
Should Middle Schools Do Away With Homework? Two experts weigh in on the pros and cons of homework for middle school students.
The Case for Quality Homework: Why it improves learning, and how parents can help - Education Next : Education Next A Harvard professor and researcher makes the case that high-quality homework assignments boost student achievement.
Later start times, less homework to help students cope with stress Some high schools in Illinois have made changes to start times and the amount of homework given in efforts to minimize student stress.
Voting Rights [Book: Destiny Search] Collected essays examining various views on voting rights and who should be allowed to vote.
With teens more politically active, support grows for lowering the voting age to 16 Teens across the United States are working to lower the voting age from 18 to 16.
Opinion: School shootings are driving young voters to the polls Young people (usually 18-25) are turning out in record numbers to vote in recent elections; this author gives their opinion why.
Should the Voting Age Be Lowered? Two experts weigh in on the pros and cons of proposals to lower the voting age.
Amendment XIV: Equal Protection [Book: Destiny Search] The Fourteenth Amendment ensures equal protection and equal rights. This book of essays explores what that means to different people.
Should Women Have to Register for the Draft? Two experts weigh in on the pros and cons of drafting women into the military.
Women on the Front Lines Article explores how the military's decision to allow women in combat positions has affected military procedures and effectiveness.
"It's About Freedom" Actress Emma Watson gives a speech about the importance of gender equality at the U.N.
Women in the Military [Book: Destiny Search] Presents a collection of essays that debate various views on women in the military including whether or not women have the right to engage in military combat.
President Bush on the PATRIOT Act President Bush's speech upon signing the Patriot Act, a law that allows the government certain permissions when conducting national security investigations.
The PATRIOT Act: Protection over Privacy Explains the Patriot Act and the views of both is supporters and critics.
F.B.I. Watched Activist Groups, New Files Show A 2005 article exploring news that the Patriot Act allowed the FBI to keep tabs on activist groups.
Justice, Policing, and the Rule of Law [eBook: Destiny Search] Explores the complicated history and relationship between police and communities, including a look at equity in the justice system and limitations of police.


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