What have you learned from the readings this week? How does each reading relate to the topic of Politics & Policy? Specifically, what is meant by the statement that politicians, particularly conservative Republicans in national elections, played the race card? What has been the consequences of the war on drugs and crime in terms of racial disparities in the correctional system? What are the key ideas and concepts to keep in mind and apply as we go through the course? Finally, how do these reading relate back to B & G chapter 1 and the seven essential criteria for good policy. Try to synthesize the important ideas and information from both readings. Don’t just summarize the whole articles, your writing should demonstrate synthesis and focus.
Make sure to practice APA in-text citations and references in all your assignments. It is especially critical for weeks where we have multiple sources. Submit as a Word document, 500-700 words, 20 points