Week 8 Assignment – Speaking Truth to Power


Week 8 Assignment – Speaking Truth to Power


As American citizens, we can use our  voices to communicate to our authority figures about how their decisions  can impact society. One of the ways that we as citizens can participate  in the creation of a future where all citizens are treated equitably is  to voice our collective needs to those that we have placed in positions  of authority. Before we do so, we should understand the relationship  among power, privilege, and other socio-structural factors and the life  circumstances of individuals from different groups. This paper will give  you space to think through these ideas and to better prepare you to  make your voice heard and have a positive impact on the world. 


  • Read the chapter , pp. 6978.
  • Answer the following in a 23 page paper:     
    • Summarize the chapter:       
      • Define the concepts of power and privilege and how they relate.
    • Discuss the chapter in light of your textbook readings (especially Chapter 2: Analyzing Economic Inequalities):       
      • What is your perspective on the relationship between power and  privilege and social problems? Use specific examples to support your  ideas.
      • If you could have a conversation with a person in a position  of authority about the relationship between power, privilege, and  current social problems, what would you discuss? What advice or tools  would you suggest to help them gain more social intelligence in this  area?
    • Use two sources from this week’s readings to support your  writing. Cite the sources listed at least one time within your  assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the or review .

This course requires the use of Strayer  Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the  Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.  Check with your professor for any additional instructions. The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is: 

  • Describe the relationship between power, privilege, and other  socio-structural factors and the life circumstances of individuals from  different groups.