Discussion Board Week #15
Discussion Board Week #15
This last discussion board is due by Wednesday, 11:59pm.
In 2019, Police Officer Amber Guyger was convicted of the murder of Botham Jean in a 2017 case in which she entered his apartment and shot him thinking he was an intruder in her own nearby apartment, according to her testimony. Guyger was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison. The younger brother of Botham spoke in court after the conviction was read stating that he forgave Guyger and requested that he be allowed to hug her, which he did.
Here is a video news report on it: LINK (Links to an external site.).
Here is a video of Tervor Noah’s comment and views on the case: LINK (Links to an external site.).
 What is your response to what Brandt Jean, brother of the murdered Botham Jean, did in court? Do you believe forgiving someone who has deeply wronged us is a moral duty or is the act of forgiving something extra that goes above and beyond what is one’s duty? Explain your answer.
 What is your response to the analysis and commentary of Trevor Noah on the Guyger case? Based on what Trevor says and based on the NPR Podcast interview with Jemar Tisby, what do you think about the question of “whether the public expects black victims to provide forgiveness to white perpetrators” (NPR Podcast 2019, link (Links to an external site.))?
 Please share any of your final thoughts on this course for this semester and what you would say is the most important thing you learned.
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ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
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Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.