Module Description and Background: This module has been designed to provoke students to take a stand on the controversial topic of racial profiling. The issues surrounding this topic are complex and entangled in related subjects to the extent that a change in one area might dramatically affect other claims in an argument. The module will help students discover the academic moves Bob Herbert makes in his professional essay so that they can use similar strategies in their own essays. As students work through the activities in each section of this module, they will be prompted to articulate what they have discovered so they understand metacognitively how to develop an argument by deconstructing an article that demonstrates the effective use of all three persuasive appeals for a single purpose. This module provokes students to take a stand on a controversial topic and produce their own claims for their final writing project. Until recently, Bob Herbert, the author of the essay in this module, was an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times. He has also been a national correspondent for NBC and a reporter on the Today Show and NBC Nightly News. He presents his strong opinions on the subject of racial profiling and its negative effects on our culture, and students are asked to analyze and respond to his main claims in this essay.