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‘Moonlight’ and Research Paper Topics in Ethnic Groups

Based on a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the film, Moonlight, dramatically illustrates the reality of being a Black male in white America. This is the second film from director Barry Jenkins and his first in eight years. So far, the film has garnered eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay.

Learn more about the Moonlight movie and ethnic groups. (Credit: Screenrant)

Learn more about the Moonlight movie and ethnic groups. (Credit: Screenrant)

McCraney drew heavily from his own life and traumatic childhood when creating his characters. Students, especially those focusing on culture and ethnic studies will find the film touching and informative. Read more

Black History Month and other cultural and ethnic studies research paper topics

There are many print and digital resources available for research on Black History Month topics.

There are many print and digital resources available for research on Black History Month topics.

If you’re taking an ethnic studies course in the spring you may want to think about topics for a research paper on black history. Celebrated during the month of February, Black History Month honors the cultural contributions made by black Americans. If you are particularly interested in another cultural topic, there are many good research paper topics in ethnic studies. Consider some of the ideas below.

The case for ethnic studies

What is ethnic studies and how did it develop on college campuses? Christine E. Sleeter investigated “The academic and social value of ethnic studies” for the National Educational Association (NEA) in 2010. Read more