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Police Brutality Police brutality has been a problem in society ever since we can remember. Even though police brutality is a subject people don't want to talk about, we have to realize that no matter what we do, police brutality, police corruption, racism, and politics are components of police brutality.Police Brutality involves police misuse of physical and mental force such as: the use of physical and deadly force, chronic verbal abuse of citizens including racist and homosexual slurs, and "discriminatory patterns of arrest" (Fighting 2). Each one of these problems is serious and very degrading to the law-abiding citizens.Police misconduct adds to a high percentage of police brutality
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Everyone feels devastated hearing news about someone’s death. People die every day some from natural causes like diseases, some die from being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and some die in the most unacceptable poor way. Which is by the hands of people who are believed to be the ones who catch the criminals, not the ones who commit the crimes and these misconducts have a bigger impact on the world than many people can imagine. Police brutality has been going on forever and has only recently been a bigger issue due to videos of crimes committed by cops. Police brutality is not beneficial to society
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Behind Police Brutality: Public Assent
To the extent that language provides cues for behavior, the orders that American governors, mayors, police chiefs and block association presidents have been giving cops on the beat in big cities over the past few years are unambiguous.
As James Alan Fox, dean of the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, notes, these officers have been told that they form the front line in a "war" on crime and a "war" on drugs, that they have been enlisted in special "operations" and drafted for bold new "offensives."
"We use all these paramilitary terms," Fox said, "and we have promoted somewhat of a siege mentality among police: The enemy is out
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/person who served in the military) famous people like Al Sharpton. While both the younger and older (people who use action and strong words to support or oppose something) both trace their family to the (the right to vote, to free speech, to fair and equal treatment, etc.,) movement, they seem to match up/make even themselves with different parts of that family tree. And in (more than two, but not a lot of) ways, these modern tensions are updates of the disagreements that marked the earlier movement.
Board, The Editorial. “Political Lies About Police Brutality.” The New York Times, 27 Oct. 2015, www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/opinion/political-lies-about-police-brutality.html?partner=bloomberg
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Eric Garner, who said, "I can't breathe," during a fatal altercation with New York police. "We must tell the people ... 'Don't wait till tragedy knock on your door. Start doing something now in the communities to help your neighborhood, help your communities.'"
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Police Brutality: How Are Politicians Reacting To Police Shootings?
Recently police brutality on African Americans has frequently been reported on by news
sources and has been a controversial topic to talk about in America. All over the United States,
people have fled to the streets in protest of police shootings. Most of the demonstrations,
organized against police brutality have been by the organization known as Black Lives Matter.
Black Lives Matter is an organization whose sole purpose is to bring to light how African
Americans are “systematically and intentionally targeted for demise” (“Herstory”). They gained
popularity after being involved in the protest against the acquittal of
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Causal Essay (Draft)
Why has trust in law enforcement decreased among America’s citizens of color?
America has had a long, painful and hidden history of police brutality. America's first police and law enforcement officials were slave catchers, which had no police training or instruction what so ever, just unscrupulous individuals that made a living hunting down slaves who were only seeking freedom.
The actions of police in certain U.S. cities -- including Ferguson, Missouri; Staten Island, New York; and North Charleston, South Carolina -- have recently come under scrutiny after black men were killed while being apprehended by
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the United States.
To better extrapolate why law enforcement officers are being recommended to wear body cameras, eyes must focus back to one of the pivotal points in our history of police brutality. In the 1960s is when police brutality began. Social inequalities and discrimination against minorities; specifically, African Americans was extremely rampant in this era (Nodjimbadam). During the mid-1960’s there was a law that was enforce to banned any discrimination based on a person’s race, sex, national origin, color, and etc... This law was The Civil Rights Act. This act ended segregation through the work force and even schools. In addition, it also banned unequal voting rights. The law
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2018). The main priority being to target visible crime in areas, and increasing visibility of police presence with the aim to reassure people that the police are 'on their side'.
Police brutality has been an issue for many years, and it remains a major concern for those of the minority community. Over the past five centuries, black people have endured violence in many different ways (Shane 2018). Today, police officers use deadly, excessive force that leads to inexcusable assaults, beatings and shootings. This demonstrates the government’s role in initiating and prolonging racial suppression and provides the explanation for police brutality to become a federal crime. In history, racist violence
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· Agitation- occurs when a group has grievances that aren’t being solved/need to challenge social order
· Establishment- anyone who can make decisions and enforce them
· Ex: government, schools, media, police
· What are normal means of protests?
· Letters, voting, press, coverage
· Two kinds of agitation
· Vertical deviance – accept the value system of the establishment but dispute the distribution of benefits or power within that value system
· Liberal, want a piece of the pie
· Ex: police brutality– get rid of the bad apples
· Lateral deviance- when agitators dispute the value system itself
· Radical, this pie sucks, we want a new one
· Ex: police brutality- get rid of the
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, our nation has 778 people that have been shot dead by police officers this
year. Cities like Detroit and Baltimore who have some of the highest crime rates in America
need ways to put an end to their crime. People should realize that the use of body cameras
would benefit everyone, yet it is the government's decision whether or not to implement these
cameras. If all police officers use body cameras, crime rates and police brutality will probably
decrease. On the other hand, if they do not use them they may stay where they are currently or
even become worse. Unfortunately, Dylan will never be able to see this world again. Now he is
just one of the hundreds of people that die from police
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Profiles Spike Lee was born on March 20, 1957, to bassist and composer Bill Lee and Jacqueline Lee, a schoolteacher. He completed undergraduate studies in 1982 at Morehouse College and a degree from New York University Film School. He produced, wrote, starred in, and directed more than ten movies between 1986 and 1998. These films appealed to the hip hop generation because they could connect with the conflicts depicted in the movies. These movies cover police brutality, racism, and a yearn for black empowerment. Also controversial issues like interracial love, a black woman's sexuality, sexism in the black fraternities, and deep fissures of race and class in the American society. Today I
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Song Analysis - Trapped by Tupac
Issues related to the song
- Police Brutality
- Gang crime
- The reality of being a black man
- Born on June 16, 1971 and died on September 13, 1996 due to a drive-by shooting
- Considered by many to be one of the greatest hip hop artists of all time
- Born in Harlem, New York, then relocating to Los Angeles in 1988, he became a
central figure in West Coast hip hop
- Heavily involved in East Coast - West Coast rivalry, particularly with fellow
rapper Biggie from the East Coast (NY)
- During this time, gangsta rap was dominant in the mainstream but Tupac
introduced social issues into this genre as well
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officers. They proceeded to assault Alex and abusing him, almost killed him because he had enquired about the legitimacy of their search by asking for a search warrant. The main idea in the video is racial discrimination in the criminal justice system and to some degree, police brutality. In this context, police brutality is a subset of racial discrimination. Racial discrimination is the unfair treatment of an individual based on their race, color, descent or national or ethnic origin. It can also occur when a policy or rule appears to treat each individual in the same manner but may have an unfair effect on more people of different race, color, descent or national or ethnic origin. Race and
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enforcement. “Police brutality and continued murdering of black and brown people is a race problem and a gender problem, and the intersections of the two – embodied daily in our sons – are within our power to influence. A white mother would never have to prepare her son to be aware of police officers and the upfront racism that they display. Their many cases right now in the US where the police officer has killed African American and was not penalized or the incident was not treated as a crime. As a mother of a teenage daughter, I feel as if I still have a conversation about what is happening in society today with African-American males because it is important. As I quote Dr. Martin
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conducted that’s less than a fifth of the number of stops that was conducted in 2012.
This issues with stop and frisk are that some police officers over steps their boundaries and use weapons or deadly force when not needed when doing a stop and frisk. Police officers racial profile people but 87% of people who get stop and frisk are blacks and Latino’s and there mostly younger looking men, they seem to say that younger men are likely to look like they’re going to get into some trouble. Other issues are the arrests, abuses, and brutality from civilians even requesting the reason for police stopping them in the first place.
The positive side about stop and frisk is when police officers actually do
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black men being shot and killed by the police have brought this issue the the attention of the
media. "The succession of highly publicized police killings of unarmed African Americans from
2013 to 2016 seems to have exaggerated the long-standing pattern of polarized responses by
race” (Race and Reaction 2017). When looking at these highly publicized instances of police
brutality, it is no surprise that black people are affected on a more personal level than white
people would be. Racial segregation continues to make the black experience invisible to the
majority of whites, who are easily able to ignore their experience of discrimination. Research has
shown that minorities overall
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to gain headway in 2013 after the public outcry after many police
brutality instances were publicized, like the Trayvon Martin case. For those who are not
as familiar with this example as I am, Martin was an african american high school
student in Florida. He was recently suspended from school in relations to an issue
regarding drug residue found on his person. George Zimmerman was a white
neighborhood watch captain and as Martin was going to visit his father during this
suspension, Zimmerman spotted him and reported a suspicious man in the
neighborhood. Instead of listening to the instructions he was given to stay in his car,
Zimmerman instead approached Martin and soon, gunfire was
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view of a young girl. Though there are a few trivial differences between the events of the Scottsboro trials and the trial of Tom Robinson portrayed in To Kill a Mockingbird, such as the accusers’ attitudes towards attention, the two cases share a superabundance of similarities. Among these are the preservation of idealist views regarding southern womanhood and excessive brutality utilized by police.
The paradigm of southern womanhood was a matter of great importance to the people of the early 20th century South. So important was the institution of southern womanhood to the culture at the time when they were willing to lie, and even kill to protect it. Such is the case in To Kill a Mockingbird
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group of young high school kids growing up in the environment during that time. A group of friends that grew up in the era of Newark being the car theft capital of the world. While also experiencing a lot of police brutality crimes as well. At the same time being number 1 in crime in the state of New Jersey. As you can imagine those two together pose as a big problem for the community. How can there be peace in a city that is full of crime and police brutality, when the community is apparently supposed to be united. Nick Gomez did a great job of finding authentic actors that were able to give the world insight on a city that was surrounded and troubled by crime.
The opening scene in the movie
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were trapped in a
racist society that offers very little freedom in employment, speech and many
Point number seven is all about life, the right to live free from police
brutality and the murder of African Americans. A right also guaranteed by the
Constitution and the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Yet, as with the first
point, African Americans still suffered from police brutality and racially
4. Write a brief case study on the Freedom Rides shown in the film. This should outline: who and
what was involved, when and where they took place, their purpose and importance in achieving
Civil Rights.(150 words)
The Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode
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Tales from the Hood is a 1995 horror anthology film directed by Rusty Cundieff and executive-produced by Spike Lee. The film presents four short urban-themed horror stories centering on police brutality, domestic abuse and gang violence; all presented within a frame story of three drug dealers buying some “found” drugs from an eccentric and story prone funeral director who in the end, turns out to be the devil. Similar to Get out, this film tackled the challenges of existing while being black in America through a horror lens told through four short stories. I personally believe that this is one of the
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, accounting for 60 percent of the 1.7 million people currently in jail or prison in the US. African American men are imprisoned at more than eight times the rate of white men, and one third of all young African American men are in jail or prison, on parole, or on probation. African American women are imprisoned at eight times, and Hispanic women at four times, the rate of white women. The overwhelming majority of victims of police brutality, unlawful shootings and deaths in custody are members of racial minorities.A study of 2,000 murder cases in Georgia found that the odds of a death sentence in cases in which blacks murdered whites were as much as 11 times higher than when whites murdered blacks
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law enforcement correctly training their officers on the use of force. Police brutality and racial profiling is a serious problem and with the rise in aggression from the public, it will not sit over well as people continue to form negative perceptions of police officers. The movement as a whole has encountered much resistance from others who are arguing that All Lives Matter. That goes without saying but they fail to realize that people of color are being targeted and seen as criminals because of the color of their skin or the neighborhoods they live in. When people of color protest, the media calls it a riot and the participants “thugs”. However those of no color can destroy their own
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Street, Sydney. The story aired to the Australian public, was centralised on the brutality of the approximately ten thousand students towards the poor, hard-working, police officers. However, one attending this protest would have seen a dissimilar series of events, a different side to the story, which a powerful force, would have stopped being aired. At the protest there were students acting violently, but this was simply an act of retaliation, due to the force of the police. Pushing, hitting protestors, even pulling off a Muslim girls scarf all part of their days work. Yet, these facts, were never aired. Clearly, because the New South Wales police force is more powerful, than a group of
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actual cost examination, and to-date, there have been no completed academic studies in regards to financial issues of body camera usage, hypothetical costs could easily reach the millions (Ariel, et. al, 2015). However, with the recent publicity concerning police brutality and citizen rights, “The Department of Justice plans to launch a pilot program aimed at expanding the use of body cameras worn by police officers across the country” (Berman, 2015). “Federal officials plan to award nearly $20 million in funding to dozens of departments, about a third of them small law enforcement agencies” (Berman, 2015). Though this is a good start, it is estimated that each police station could see costs
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How were Americans discriminated against socially, economically and politically?
After the American Civil War, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were added to the US Constitution in which was to abolish slavery, establishing citizenship and providing legal and political equality for African Americans. There were many uprising of white opposition to racial equality; this lead to further segregation and discrimination against African Americans. African Americans were discriminated against socially ranging from police punishment to the killing of thousands of African Americans, economically in which African American were exploited for their labour and lastly politically in which rights to
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hung up makes it seem as though its a head trophy. Since the hood is detached from the rest of the sweater and hung like there is an invisible head inside. Claudia Rankine used this as the main piece of art for Citizen because it showcases the theme of her entire book: police brutality and general treatment of African Americans.
The use of line is another important factor in Rankine's poetry. Throughout the book her poems are very long and prose-like. in some areas of the book, there is little to no punctuation. I think her long lines and lack of commas and periods make it so the reader feels long-winded, similar to how African Americans feel going through life being oppressed. Moreover
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shows us why we need to come together, saying, "We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of unspeakable horrors of police brutality (paragraph 11)." King believes that blacks do not deserve any sort of punishment that is not equal to the white man.For pathos, King pledges that there shall be no more stealing of our children's dignity by "For Whites Only" signs. The pathos used in this part of the speech makes the audience feel portrayed and sorry for the Negro children because, a child in every way needs the most opportunities he or she can possibly get. King feels greatly passionate for our nations children because they are the future of America."I have a dream that one
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. Parliament changed the Immigration Act with the goal that British-conceived outsiders could be expelled. It likewise expanded the Criminal Code's meaning of subversion (see Criminal Code, Section 98).
On 17 June, the legislature captured 10 pioneers of the Central Strike Committee and two individuals from the One Big Union. After four days, strikers held a quiet procession in help of the captured pioneers. At City Hall, the group started to vandalize a streetcar. The Royal North-West Mounted Police charged at the protestors, beating them with clubs and discharging slugs. The brutality harmed around 30 individuals and murdered two. Known as Bloody Saturday, the day finished with government
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feeling as if they learned something. I listened to multiple podcasts such as If I Were You, Schnitt Talk, Reply All, and This American Life for inspiration on how to format my project. I would like to add that I intentionally left out speaking about the This Is America music video by Childish Gambino. I realised that although the video and song sparked major conversation about police brutality, there wasn’t a call to action that can be seen in more organised activist groups. After multiple rewrites, recordings, and edits I am very happy with the final project. I got to use software and technology I would never have used on my own and created a form of media that was completely to for me
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father. The viewing of police brutality among the screens and the leading reason they do they arrests are on basis on suspicion of carrying a weapon and/or some kind of drug (marijuana as #1 before being legalized). It is the infuriating reason why many are now uniting to defend one another. It is a reason to fight along this battle getting an education and knowledge for what we want to fight.
Q: Relating to increase of incarcerations as a whole second-class caste of criminals as understood of Michelle Alexander’s, does it relate to the same scenario as Alcatraz, Rikers Island, or even to San Quentin State Prison and reasons to being incarcerated?
Until this century in time, there is the constant
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aren’t making it to college because the education system sucks and they aren’t getting the same lessons at a school that doesn’t have children that are coming from affordable housing or families that are subjected to be in the projects. Everyday of a black male life in Baltimore it seems that they have to protect themselves and even so police misconduct is still evolving such as with the Freddie Gray case police brutality sent baltimore on a riot because justice wasn’t served and many young black males were arrested because of the damage that they had done (Tkacik, 2018). A person environment plays a very major role on what they have to do and how they do it and that’s another reason that
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music video at one-point Beyoncé is on top of a police car which is sinking in the flood waters of New Orleans, and another camera shot shows protests of police brutality. She tackles these issues very bluntly in the music video.[footnoteRef:4] [4: Beyoncé, Lemonade (New York: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records, 2016)]
Their effort to get publicity was an indirect method to force change in law and government by appealing directly to people that will vote and force public official to act on gender and racial equality. At the same, it also forces people to question racial and gender hierarchies because violence and crime against women and African-American are being exclusively publicized in
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, has always been against the views of the people, either because of it's brutality or because of it's lack of effectiveness.The Death Penalty has been opposed by the people since the beginning of it's era, which was around 1976, when the United States Supreme Court declared that the death penalty was not against the Constitution. But if read directly the Eight Amendment of the U.S. Constitution 'prohibits cruel and unusual punishments' and not only that but abolitionists also think that Capital Punishment ensures Americans equality for all . The abolitionists also did a poll which ensured that there was 'no support for the view that the death penalty provides a more effective deterrent to
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independence.Gandhi used several techniques to gain freedom for India but the basis of the revolution was a non-violent approach. The revolt started small by burning "passbooks" that "colored" individuals were forced to use. Gandhi, viewing that these were a form of oppression against him and his fellow people, took brutal beatings from police and abstained from fighting back. Gandhi also wrote in a magazine, spoke in public, and held rallies so his people could join in the revolt against the tyrants controlling their country. However, the largest measure Gandhi took was to organize a stoppage in all work in India for one whole day. This sent the message to the government that although all of these
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continuous style of propaganda relating back to post WW2 and posters that have been made in light of the “March on our Lives” rally. The idea of having the theme of propaganda was made to bring the audience back to a time of oppression and full-fledged war, where propaganda posters were vital in distributing agendas and issues which influenced the populas. The words in the pieces are made to be satirical and straightforward to invoke the viewer to think about the underlying meaning to each piece. It is made up of four individual pieces which all have the conceptual link to some type of war.
The first piece “DON’T SHOOT” explores racism. The piece is simple in its design yet it looks at police
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something: that they didn’t need to use violence or intimidation to get
what they deserve.
The Black Panther Party was another civil rights focused group that was founded by
Huey Newton and Bobby Seale as an act of self-defense. The group, obviously, became much
bigger than that and as more people joined, its message became more renowned, and they
became more power and influential as a whole. The party’s original purpose was to patrol
African American neighborhoods to protect residents from acts of police brutality; however, as
they grew and evolved, the Black Panther Party participated in gaining things like the exemption
of African Americans from the draft of and from all sanctions of so-called
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the clergymen and their claims. From the book On Liberty, Mill teaches that the majority will eventually force its own will upon the minority, King uses this teaching to highlight how within American society a law is unjust if it only benefits the majority. Mill’s teaching that people who express unpopular views should not be penalized is seen in King’s letter. When King discusses how his nonviolent protests, which stands for an unpopular view among the people of Birmingham, is met with police brutality it exhibits the violation of free speech that is allowed within American society. From the book Utilitarianism, King utilizes Mill’s teaching that states, “actions are right in proportion as
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. Not only
does it apply to the brutality of those in power, but also in the silence and secrecy in the deportation
of Jews to the land of the unknown. In 1940, the main task of the Jewish police is to guard
entrances and maintain order. (Doc 10) They were to confiscate Jewish property, collect taxes,
combat smuggling and gather men to work in slave labor camps. But, by 1942 The Jewish police
task expanded to physically rounding up Jews for Deportations to a place called Chelmno. It was the
killing center for Jews from 1941-1943. (Doc 11) In 1942, when Rumkowski received a demand
from the SS to deport 20,000 people to death camps, he gave the famous “Give Me Your Children”
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threats to security. The clearest example is Colombia. The country is grappling with an intractable forty year old internal armed conflict involving several armed groups, but the current government's policy is to reduce this situation to "a problem of terrorism." Other example is the case of Chile, where indigenous leaders who have disputed land rights with the Chilean government, businessmen, and landowners, have been convicted of terrorism. Chile has applied and inherited antiterrorist law from the dictatorship of General Pinochet against members of the Mapuche indigenous community, provoking police brutality and other violations of human rights. Even though the Mapuche tribe has committed
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they are saying it.
Although Ice-T did have meaning in that song, which was his outrage towards cops
because of police brutality, the music of today is worse and has no messages to provide. In
another online article by Monica Acharya, “How Are Hip Hop and Rap Affecting The Youth”,
she states “Hip hop has been completely modified into a genre of music that no longer serves its
original purpose: voicing the political, social, and cultural struggles of the black people.”
Today’s music is poisoning young minds and influencing kids to think that things they hear in
music are okay. “Still slanging dope in the jets, huh, me and my grandma take meds, ooh, none
of this sh** be new to me, f***ing
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across their backs. Billy clubs are coming down on the bodies of protestors on the ground making loud noises. The author cuts from this scene and switches to Jack behind a camera filming the violence. Powell allows the reader to view the scenes through Long’s camera, un-inked and in pencil with faint glassiness to mimic a television scene, which all of this will be aired on later. These effects make the scene more distant and the brutality feel more real. As readers, we know that Jack is within the violence as the police hit him with a billy club and yell at him to leave. Jack is also portrayed out of the violence (as a reporter) as he stays amidst all the chaos and witnesses Larry fall and
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9. What was the classic drum break used in “Straight Outta Compton”?
10. What's the significance of “Fuck the Police” to N.W.A.'s legacy and hip hop music in general? How did N.W.A. challenge authority and police brutality in this song, and maybe how was this represented in the music video for “Straight Outta Compton”?
11. What were some of the critiques of gangsta rap? What does it mean when Spike Lee called it a form of minstrelsy/blackface? (hint: the critique has a lot to do with the market demographics for the genre, and negative stereotypes perpetuated in the music and by the mass media's coverage of it.)
12. Film parodies like CB4 and Fear of a Black Hat critique and
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- Sometimes, genres are formed because it is what society needs. Work-songs were a comforting tool for African American slaves who were forced to do work against their will in the early United States. A similar, but more modern example would be the rise of rap music on the west coast in the 90’s, as artist such as Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls attacked police brutality and the unjust treatment of African Americans.
I began to contemplate how individuals decide what they prefer to listen to musically. I hypothesized that a lot of it had to do with familial impact—that many people are influenced by what their family listens to. I conducted a survey of 50 college students at the University of Rhode
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the patriarchs careers also indicates their different social standings. Charlie Swan works as the town Sheriff where his office is only seen in the dark and contains the bare minimum for what is required for a police officer. However, Carlisle Cullen works as a well-paid doctor for the hospital which is seen in high key lighting, both visually and because of the circumstances of saving Bella’s life. The comparison between the two prominent working Dads’ careers illustrate how the social classes are evident within the film. The binary opposites contrast in the film as the Cullen’s’ are seen lighter whereas Charlie is seen in darker situations enhancing the nature of the gothic ‘other’ and
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latter got a promotion to the position of the vice District Superintendent. As a British police officer in another country, Orwell witnessed and experienced many social injustices and inequalities, and this made him write an essay, ‘A Hanging.’
While serving as chief of justice, Orwell wrote a reflection of one of the many executions he has been witnessing. He observed one of the prisoners and the actions that led to his eventual performance and wrote his criticism against capital punishments. Orwell in his writings recalled the hanging of a Hindu prisoner and wrote, “I had never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man.” He describes the brutality of the capital punishment, and
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American on average still have the
lowest income, a higher rate of imprisonment and unemployment. With reparation, it does
guarantee more opportunities to make up for those that had been lost in those past times resulting
in many success. American should pay for past injuries and the injustice act that has caused
miserable in many Black Americans lives.
The brutality and purlian labor of slavery and the period of Jim Crow Law segregation
are no longer exist, but it had left such traumatize memories and loss of wealth as well as
opportunities. Alfred L. Brophy the Judge John J. distinguished professor of law said “ The
tough part of making the case for reparation is not showing that past racial
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, feel, taking us to a different world entirely. Kendrick Lamar is a Compton based rapper, whose recent records have created people of all ethnicity ’s to become woke to police brutality in the United States. It seems Alright (one of Lamar’s songs) has now become the anthem of Black Lives Matter, which is quite fitting given the song touches on police brutality but still radiates positivity (Haltiwanger). Individuals in the past have been quick to judge African Americans Hip Hop music and the way they express themselves to the world. N.W.A. got the ball of gangster rap rolling with the production of "Fuck The Police" in 1988, from their album Straight Outta Compton Lyrics from this track
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society as a whole today which contribute to the timelessness of the text. In the short story, there is no mention of the condemnation of the police officers which implies that one’s authority and power can often protect them from the wrong they have committed. This idea of false protection leads to the idea of corruption within society which once again proves to be a recurring theme through texts written in very different time periods, showcasing that corruption is a natural aspect of human behavior. Furthermore, Eagleson’s experience is one that people today can still relate to. According to the Washington Post, 732 people have died in 2018 as a result of police brutality, in the United States