Dominic Akandwanaho HUID: 40871950 AAAS 16: Sociology of the black community TF: Khytie Brown In his book, Black Citymakers: How the Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America, Marcus Hunter addresses a critical aspect of scholarship about structural racial discrimination and inequality that had not been previously given much scholarly examination. He attempts to explore the responses and reaction of people in weak positions—the truly disadvantaged, to systemic racial discrimination and social inequality. Specifically, he examines a black community in the Seventh ward of Philadelphia —a community that, according to previous work done by W.E Du Bois in The Philadelphia Negro, is faced with many social ills such as poverty and crime.
On a balmy summer night in July 1985, during the height of the Miami Vice popularity, eight men dressed in police uniforms stormed a boat on the Miami River, surprising six men who were unloading several million dollars’ worth of cocaine. At first, it appeared to be a police raid, but when one of the officers shouted, “kill ‘em”, the cocaine traffickers on the boat knew it was something more sinister and began jumping overboard. The men raiding the boat did not go after the men jumping overboard.
Campanella: Roy Campanella was the Brooklyn Dodgers all-star catcher from 1948 until 1957. Campanella’s baseball career ended early due to a car accident in 1958. His car skidded on a wet spot on the road, crashed into a telephone pole, and his car was overturned, fracturing two of his vertebrae. He survived, but was paralyzed from the shoulders down and never played baseball again, causing the Dodgers to lose their all-star catcher. Campanella had four other siblings and had four jobs by age nine in order to pay for family needs.
Daman Singh Mr. Davis US History Period 3 January 16th, 2017 Pullman Strike of 1894 The Pullman experiment was led by George M. Pullman, a railroad car manufacturer, where he hoped to turn a failing society into a perfect one. Pullman’s goal was to introduce skilled workers to contribute to building this “perfect” society. However, Pullman’s experiment was disastrous as he failed to meet the needs of his workers, causing a boycott and huge amounts of violence. (Background Essay). The Pullman experiment was not successful as it led to a huge worker’s strike, unfair treatment of laborers, and violence.
Crime and Corruption Wave in the 1920s Despite the 1920s being known as one of the greatest eras of all time due to its luxurious lifestyles and inordinate parties that seemed to start when the sun disappeared and didn't end until the sun once more appeared again, nevertheless, the 1920s was also a time where corruption in government, gang violence and crimes against U.S. law an insurmountable rise that had its disastrous consequences. At the time, President Warren G. Harding was a president that was adored by many, but shortly after his unexpected death, scandals such as the Harding Administration Scandal and the Teapot Scandal came to light and ruined the reputation of this once adored president. Another form of corruption seen at the time
Depending on what form of deviance we look at within Welcome to Night Vale we see a different approach to deviance. When looking at the interaction between the government and deviant citizens of Night Vale there is a clear distinction of right and wrong implying that the stance on deviance that the town itself takes would be more of a positivist perspective. We see this when looking at the belief in mountains and angels. In Night Vale it is against the law to acknowledge the belief of angels and mountains.
Gentrification occurs in cities as a strategy of renovating previously inhabited spaces to cater to outside population’s of affluence. This strategy is implemented through the tactics of the beautification of the space which, consequently increases property values. As a result, the increased property values displace the original residents and replaces them with wealthier newcomers. In many ways, the earliest form of gentrification, or settler colonialism, aimed to invade and replace indigenous populations by enforcing a new distinctive identity and establish a sovereignty. In other words, the spatial practice of settler colonialism is embedded in the productive power of what is thought of as racially superior population with the excuse of “improving empty landscapes”.
The office of United States Marshal was created by the First Congress. President George Washington signed the Judiciary Act Into law on September 24, 1789. The Act provided that the United States Marshal's primary function was to execute all lawful warrants issued to him under the authority of the United States. The law defined marshals as officers of the courts charged with assisting federal courts in their law-enforcement functions:
Judicial Corruption Judicial corruption refers to corruption related misconduct of judges, through receiving or giving bribes, improper sentencing of convicted criminals, bias in the hearing and judgment of arguments and other such misconduct. Governmental corruption of judiciary is broadly known in many transitional and developing countries because the budget is almost completely controlled by the executive. The latter undermines the separation of powers, as it creates a critical financial dependence of the judiciary. The proper national wealth distribution including the government spending on the judiciary is subject of the constitutional economics.
America is represented in many different lights ranging from praise to mockery. People have taken it into their own hands to illustrate the kind of America their eyes see by altering the way the American flag appears to them. An example of such is ASAP Rocky placed in front of the American flag. An additional depiction of the flag would be the photo titled American Flag Barcode. The two illustrations mentioned are captivating and portray the corruption in American culture and shall be compared amongst one another.
To say the time period following the Civil War in the United States involved a lot of change would be a understatement. Between the years 1870 and 1900 the people of the United States lived through a period of great change. Not only did they witness technological advances that would change their daily lives, they also saw new laws and organizations formed. All of this was done in hopes of improving the country. Many of these changes came about because of the type of businesses that were formed.