With May 2020 ToK Essay Prescribed Title #1 there are two different ways to look at an issue like racial profiling. A Sentence 1 (“what is…why” approach would be to investigate the racial profiling and come up explanations for why it exists.  This investigation could be a sociologist looking at the case and linking it to broader social trends in the city.  Or a different kind of investigation could involve the actual criminal investigation of the police officers who were found guilty.  There could be also an internal investigation by the police force or the city of Toronto to look at the causes of racism in the force.

A Sentence 2 approach (“what could be… why not”) could involve and RLE where a researcher has an idea for a new approach to reducing racial profiling and tries to implement it.

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