Arguments often are supported through appeals to credibility, emotions, and/or logic. Controversial and significant topics have substantial claims on differing sides relying on different evidence or different interpretations of the evidence. Opposing viewpoints are based on different experiences and supporting materials. Research the following topic: Immigration policy and racial issues in the United States. What are examples of strong appeals made by speakers or authors on the topic? Is the appeal ethical? Is the appeal supported by strong evidence? Can you identify any weak or unethical arguments? How did the evidence provided with the speaker’s/author’s claims influence your perspective?
Immigration policy and racial issues in the United States