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Select a key concept—-double consciousness; the construct of whitenessand innocence; the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality; and the experience ofrace and space, and…

Select a key concept—-double consciousness; the construct of whitenessand innocence; the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality; and the experience ofrace and space, and provide a thesis-driven analysis of the ways in which two texts from twodifferent periods theorize this concept or depict this phenomenon. Your organizationalstructure should follow what I have outlined for option 1, but your thesis will be based on theconcept that you select.Your paper will be evaluated on the following:Analytical Rigor:Your argument is consistently supported with textual evidence that you thencarefully analyze rather than summarize (consider WHY this passage is written in the mannerthat it is) and your thesis offers a strong rationale for why you have placed these texts indialogue with one another;Organization:You are placing these texts in dialogue with one another so you should devotearoughly equal amount of space and time to each text and you should analyze the full arc ofthe text. In other words, your engagement with James Baldwins Down at the Cross: Letterfrom a Region in My Mind should not be limited to his discussion of his adolescence inHarlem.

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