Assignment Rubric: First Essay Length: 1250 – 1700 words Format: Double-spaced, using APA, MLA, or Chicago styling Due date: Midnight on Friday, 7 February 2020 Submission type: DOC or PDF file on Canvas Instructions: For this essay, you (1) must address discrimination against Hispanics in the US (does it happen, in what forms, is it improving?), and (2) assess whether Hispanics are successfully assimilating to American society. Feel free to cite outside sources, or material from the lectures or course readings to support your arguments. All facts and figures require appropriate citations. Devote 1 or 2 pages of your paper to (3) reflect on your personal experiences with discrimination and assimilation. (4) Do your personal experiences or the experiences of people you know fit into the assimilation model? In brainstorming, consider concepts discussed in class, like the glass ceiling, and the geographic distribution of Hispanic immigrants across the US, etc. Are places like Miami, New York, or Los Angeles unique in their treatment of Hispanic ethnic identity from the rest of the US? In other words, do all Hispanics across the US have the same experiences with discrimination and assimilation?