Remind the class of your community. Explain how Hughes’ words relate to you. Include reasons why you have a responsibility to your community. Hughes felt compelled to explain about racial inequality, social injustice, and African-American culture. What compels you?
As you discuss social responsibility, talk about specific issues that affect your community. Use this discussion to identify a broad topic for the research-based argument we will be writing in this class. If you are having trouble choosing a single topic, solicit advice from your classmates.