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Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 149

Are there innate differences between men and women, in terms of their interest in or aptitude for certain careers or leisure pursuits, or are most differences a result of social conditioning? Do research to learn what experts have to say on this question. What are some of the ways in which social conditioning is changing today?

To what extent is being gay considered acceptable in America today and to what extent is there still prejudice and discrimination against gays? What forms does that discrimination take? Should laws be passed to make discrimination against gays illegal?

Is homosexuality innate, or is it a learned behavior? In other words, are people born gay, or do they choose to be gay? Investigate the current research on this question.

In order to succeed and be accepted in American society, do blacks have to ‘‘act white’’ (like Joshua in the play)? Explain your answer.

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