First issued in 1976, the State of Black America® is one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation. Each edition contains penetrating commentary and insightful analysis from recognized authorities and leading figures in politics, the corporate and tech sectors, the nonprofit arena, academia and popular culture.
This material is best suited as reference material. It could be incorporated into homework as a read and reflect activity or as a post lecture activity to emphasize the real-world implication of the lecture material covered.
The State of Black America can be used as a resource - one of several for a particular research topic assigned to the students. The actual assignment is up to the instructor. For example, the topic may be divided by class teams who may report on the essay assigned plus additional resources. The team's projects may then be combined into an overall product. Teams may also use the essays assigned for in class or networked debates in a distance learning LMS chatboard.
The material here should be supplemented with other sources on the topic as there are a variety of opinions that can be researched on each topic