Politically Contentious Cities
This quarter has focused on the qualities that make cities unique environments.
While these environments are riven by inequalities and problems, they also
facilitate the formation of contentious political groups seeking equality.
Must be written in a standard essay format consisting of a short
introduction (with a thesis statement), supporting paragraphs, and a short conclusion. The essay must address all three questions within each option.
1. What are the specific economic factors (i.e. jobs, inequalities, housing, etc.) that
have worsened the lives of low-income immigrants in US cities?
2. How have politics worsened conditions for immigrants in the United States?
3. Describe the process through which immigrants in Los Angeles formed an
and important social movement.