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SOC 330 Module Four Worksheet- Historical and Modern Interpretations Name: Anna Calkins Course and section number: SOC-330-H2960 Soc of Minority Relations To complete this assignment, review the Module Four Worksheet Guidelines and Rubric document. Complete this worksheet based on your final project issue. Use the research sources you identified in the Milestone One worksheet in Module Three, along with your Module Two worksheet assignment, to help you complete this worksheet. 1. Identify one historical event that occurred more than ten years ago that has affected the collective perceptions about and treatment of the minority group related to your project issue. In one to two paragraphs, name the event and the date or time period in which the event occurred. Also provide a brief summary of the event. For example, consider the event that became known as the "stand in the schoolhouse door," when Governor George Wallace sought to prevent integration at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1963. On February 26, 2012, there was a conflict between Trayvon Martin, who was walking back home after getting snacks for himself and his younger brother, and George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. He was later acquitted based on Florida's 2005 "Stand Your Ground" law. The Black Lives Matter Movement was cofounded by three Black community organizers—Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi. They formed BLM after George Zimmerman, a man of German and Peruvian descent, was acquitted on charges stemming from the fatal shooting. The Black Live Matter movement expanded in 2014 after the police killings of two unarmed Black men, Eric Garner and Michael Brown. These deaths—as well as the refusal of prosecutors to bring charges against the officers—led to large protests in the name of Black Lives Matter, which captured national and international attention. The BLM movement thereafter continued to play a prominent role in demonstrations against police brutality and racism, and still to this day are fighting for equality 2. Evaluate the impact this event had on the perceptions about and/or treatment of the minority group related to your project issue by answering at least two the following questions. Each of your answers for the two questions should be at least one paragraph in length and include specific examples from your research . How did the media's portrayal of this minority group change in the years after the event? The media attention that was brought by these events helped the Black Lives Matter Movement bring to attention what was going on around the nation, and ultimately, around the world. When the media broadcasted the outcome of the Zimmerman trial, it sparked outrage across the nation. No charges were brought against a man that killed an unarmed, teenager. It showed people around the world how bad the injustices are and gave them a chance to help make a change.
What laws or policies affecting this minority group changed in the years after the event? George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It increases accountability for law enforcement misconduct, restricts the use of certain policing practices, enhances transparency and data collection, and establishes best practices and training requirements. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was created after the killing of another unarmed black man, by a police officer, caught on video, kneeling on his neck while he was repeatedly telling him that he couldn't breathe. What changes in collective perceptions (stereotypes, labels, etc.) about this minority group occurred in the years after the event? The stereotype and labels have continued even years after BLM was created. What other societal changes occurred after this event that had an effect on treatment of this minority group? The push for Black liberation from state-inflicted violence has evolved into one of the most influential social movements of the post-civil rights era. Black Lives Matter has always been more of a human rights movement rather than a civil rights movement. BLM's focus has been less on changing specific laws and more on fighting for a fundamental reordering of society wherein Black lives are free from systematic dehumanization. (Roberts, 2022) The changes that occurred after BLM started were the injustices being brought to the attention of the public. Members from different cultures, different ways of life, and different races all stood behind the movement. 3. Identify one theory, classical or modern, that relates to how the historical event shaped collective perceptions and treatment of the minority group. Refer to your Module Two worksheet assignment to build on your previous work, if possible. In a two- to four-sentence response, identify the theory and explain how and why it relates. Black Lives Matter went on to organize protests around the world. In London, two Black activists Aima, 18, and Tash, 21, organized a rally in Trafalgar Square, which was attended by thousands. This showed that people from different cultures, different ways of life, different geographical locations, and different races all stood behind the movement. They all stood together to help fight racial injustice. 4. Identify one modern event, occurring within the last 10 years, that has shaped collective perceptions about and treatment of the minority group related to your project issue. In one to two paragraphs, name the event and the date or time period in which the event occurred. Also provide a brief
summary of the event. For example, you might highlight the 2015 media image of a drowned little boy on a Grecian beach and focus in on how this prompted a national conversation about the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. On May 25, 2020: George Floyd dies in police custody, due to the officer kneeling on his neck for an extended amount of time, while Floyd was telling him he couldn't breathe repeatedly. This was caught on video and soon made its way across the internet, with millions and millions of views. Demonstrators in other cities, including Los Angeles and Memphis, start to march in outrage over the death of Floyd. In Minneapolis, peaceful protests turn violent as fires and looting break out and cops attempt to disperse crowds with rubber bullets and tear gas. The violent protests then broke out across the nation. Even though Derek Chauvin, the officer who is responsible for his death was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. 5. Evaluate the impact this event had on the perceptions about and/or treatment of the minority group related to your project issue, by answering at least two of the following questions. Each of your answers for the two questions should be at least one paragraph in length and include specific examples from your research . How has the media's portrayal of this minority group changed since the event? What laws or policies affecting this minority group changed since the event? The death of George Floyd even led to Congressional Democrats introducing a sweeping police misconduct reform bill, called the Justice In Policing Act, that would look to demilitarize the police and address police brutality. Measures include banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants, mandating use-of-force data collection on police encounters, prohibiting racial and religious profiling, and redirecting funding to community-based policing programs. The U.S. House of Representatives passes the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act with a 220-212 vote. (Deliso, 2021) What changes in collective perceptions (stereotypes, labels, and the like) of this minority group have occurred since the event? Stereotypes and labels are still happening. The BLM movement will forever be fighting against racial injustice. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act has established a framework to prevent and remedy racial profiling by law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels. It also limits the unnecessary use of force and restricts the use of no-knock warrants, chokeholds, and carotid holds.
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