For this assignment you will be placing yourself in the position of someone who is wanting to enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
First, you will create a fictional applicant. You will need to consider the following before trying to go through the enrollment process:
Number of individuals in the household, including children, spouses, and elderly parents.
Whether the applicant is enrolled in any other supplemental services or is receiving other financial support.
Job status/annual income
You will be comparing SNAP enrollment pages for 2 different US states. One of the states must be California. Once you have decided on the other state, go to their enrollment pages [you will be finding this on your own…after all, most people don’t have an instructor telling them what to do ?].
Begin the SNAP enrollment process. Make sure to keep track of what answers you put for each question asked.
**IMPORTANT** Stop when you get to the “Tell us about yourself section”. We are not creating a real account for this assignment!!!
Answer the following reflection questions for this assignment (point values included in bold):
Which state, in addition to California, did you try to apply for SNAP benefits?
How easy or difficult was it to find the enrollment page in each state? 5 points
How easy or difficult was it to enroll for SNAP benefits in each state? Consider factors such as health and computer literacy. 5 points
In your opinion, would you recommend someone enrolling online in each of these states? Why or why not? 5 points
Describe any other thoughts that you had as you were completing the enrollment process. 5 points
Opponents of affirmative action cite several reasons for opposing it. Affirmative action, they say, is reverse discrimination and, as such, is both illegal and immoral. The people benefiting from affirmative action are less qualified than many of the whites with whom they compete for employment and college admissions. In addition, opponents say, affirmative action implies that the people benefiting from it need extra help and thus are indeed less qualified. This implication stigmatizes the groups benefiting from affirmative action.
Task 1 – Original Post
Please answer the following questions given the above introduction and what we have learned about affirmative action:
Do you agree with the tenets of affirmative action? Explain why or why not. 8 points
What are other ways to promote equity and equality in schools and workplaces? 8 points
Your post needs to be at least 250 words. 2 points
Include at least 1 outside reference, cited in APA format. This reference needs to be cited both in-text and at the end of the post in a reference list. 2 points
About the Paradox
Please view the below video and read the article “Why Hispanic-Americans live longer: the mystery that has puzzled researchers for decades”Links to an external site.. You may also conduct your own personal research into this topic in order to better grasp the trends of the paradox.
For this assignment, you will be answering the following question:
What is the Latino Paradox? (3 points)
What are factors contributing to the Latino Paradox? (12 points)Describe at least two ways in which the Social Ecologic Model (intrapersonal, interpersonal, community, political spheres) relate to this topic when conducting your answer. (5 points)