You will have 20 minutes to plan, write and revise an essay about the topic below. Your response will be judged on how well you develop a position, organize your ideas, present supporting details, and control the elements of standard written English. You should write 200-300 words.
Should governments be held legally responsible for protecting the rights of marginalized communities? Why or why not?
Governments are supposed to protect the rights of all citizens, even those from groups that aren’t as powerful. In reality, though, many marginalized groups still face discrimination and unfairness. I think that governments should be held legally responsible for protecting the rights of marginalized communities, since it is their job to make sure that all citizens are treated equally and with respect.
Marginalized communities face many problems, like not having the same access to education, jobs, and health care as other communities. Also, violence and harassment are common in these communities, which can have a big effect on their mental and physical health. Because of this, it is important for governments to take action to deal with these problems and protect marginalized communities from harm.
Also, to make sure governments are accountable, they need to be held legally responsible for protecting the rights of marginalized communities. Governments need to be held responsible for what they do, including what they do to protect the rights of all their citizens. We can make sure that marginalized communities don’t get left behind and get the help they need to do well if we hold governments accountable.
But it’s also important to know that governments aren’t the only ones responsible for protecting the rights of marginalized groups. Civil society and private actors also have important roles to play in promoting equality and protecting the rights of marginalized groups. Because of this, it may be necessary for governments, civil society, and private actors to work together to protect marginalized communities from harm.