The first real study of social disorganization happened during the 1800’s in France by two men, Adolph Quetelet and Andre-Michel Guerry. They studied social disorganization by taking the recently released criminal records and mapping them. They were able to show that crime is related to places. After Adolph and Andre Michel came Robert Parks and Ernest Burgess who studied the similarities between ecology and urban social structures. Parks and Burgess after seeing how time played a role in how cities are affected, created a theory called the Concentric Zone theory. This theory correlated ecology means of invasion, dominance, and succession and combined it to cities. After Parks and Burgess, two men by the names of Shaw and McKay took up this theory and applied it social disorganization and its effects on delinquents. Shaw and McKay wanted to study the rate of delinquency and how it …show more content…
This movie takes place in South Central Los Angeles California where a crippling neighborhood sits just next to some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in California. It is in this documentary that they study how such a poor community can exist and how crime has riddle the streets to stay a community. The beginning of the movie talks about its once thriving area. There was this informal social control in which people could connect with one another. At one-point communities thrived on big businesses like Firestone and Chrysler but when these companies shut down and moved elsewhere these people with blue collar jobs could no longer get an education and were left with no opportunity to succeed. The riot where they gathered together to fight back the oppression of the police led to the community getting stronger and more violent to survive. With nowhere to go because of this invisible wall created by the police and no way to thrive, this cut off community turned to other methods to
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We can tell the story in two ways. The first way goes as follows. Thirteen-year-old black boy in Atlanta has been charged for murdering Darrell Woods, a middle-aged black family man. The second way goes as such. Michael Lewis, a thirteen year old boy, grew up in the slums of Atlanta with no father and a drug-addict mother.
The violence that was going on against the black community was rooted from the political gain due to a massive amount black voters in Southern states. White men in the south felt that they’re economic and social supremacy was ending and being taken over by black supremacy. Black supremacy was the reason for violence at riots and it was the reason of the anxiety from white males. The riot discussed in the novel was a mere replica the North Carolina race riots also known as Wilmington Massacre of 1898. The riots were categorized as a coup d’état.
The documentary talked about how these communities were built to be very simple and family orientated cookie cutter houses. This was because there was a huge wave of first-time house buyers. With over 15 million of them being soldiers returning from war, looking to start a family and live peaceful after just being overseas. The documentary talks a lot about how race, economy, transportation and social acceptance have
During this time started the buzzing about John Smith go around so people decided to create a “peaceful demonstration” that did not hold for too long. The piece was ruined as people started throwing rocks and molotovs toward the precinct, this led to that people started plundering and ruin stores. After a while of this unpeaceful breakout were police officers allowed to use weapon and that's when the riot got a lot worse. The following night had 5 people been killed and 425 people incarcerated and Hundreds wounded. During that day, 3,000 National Guardsmen arrived along with five hundred state troopers.
He chose to focus on drug dealing world because it ultimately manifested as the pathos of the US inner city, an articulated response to poverty and segregation. The pathos of the inner city was embodied by the dealers and the addicts that Bourgois chose to focus on, thus enabling him to gain insight into processes that lay at the heart of East Harlem’s street culture. (11) Bourgois has essentially presented an alternative critical understanding of the U.S inner city by formulating an argument that focuses on the lives and conversations of crack dealers in order to expose and emphasise the interaction between structural oppression and individual action. He achieved this by considering cultural and structural forces, both within the manstream
In the film Crips and Bloods Made In America by Stacy Peralta, the history of the two south L.A. gangs is discussed in depth. The current disadvantages these modern gangs are faced with can be traced back to the oppressive and segregative history of America towards people of color. In the 60’s the black community was extremely strong and had a plethora of leaders who united and led their fight against inequality. Even in the face of white flight and segregation (Schneider, Escape From L.A.) the community had thriving social programs, cultural hubs, and vocational opportunities that was beneficial to its members (Film: Crips and Bloods).
The riot represented the ongoing efforts of the state with the amounts of police brutality and the public inquiries to end protests and public debates over political issues to preserve the law of order. Younger people were also against the idea of facism, where most adult conservatives would disagree, again creating that division between the population which is an ongoing situation leading to the present. We can tell today that many older conservatives versus younger leftists still have this “debate” of politics which may end in verbal aggression or other forms of violence (Boudreau 2019). There has been little progress regarding relations between youth and police although it isn’t so significant. The aftermath of the GasTown Riot consisted of many arrests, charges, injuries, and destruction.
This group was created to patrol the neighborhoods to protect them from police brutality and the KKK. They acted out and sacrificed their safety for their neighbors. Many of them were beaten and killed constantly, because their efforts to fight back. The police stopped
They just like the whites formed gangs and began full on attacks with one another. After the riots had finally been seized things began changing. After the riot lawmakers began trying to enforce laws that were supposed to be equally based no matter the
‘Crips and Bloods: Made in America’, directed by Stacy Peralta, is a documentary that delves into the development and longevity of two of the most prominent gangs in the United States, the Crips and the Bloods. The documentary is a visual representation of the oppression and racism Black communities, particularly in the Los Angeles area, faced. It examines several external institutions in our society and how those institutions helped create the long-lasting internal hatred that exists in these communities. Several sociological concepts and terms can help us to further analyze and understand why these gangs had such impact in these communities.
The riots began in Harlem following the shooting of 15-year-old James Powell, who was shot by an off duty white police man. Citizens record this act as police brutality but instead of putting the police to jail for police brutality they decided to let him go. After hearing this news, the citizens of Harlem decided to let their voices be heard by looting local businesses and breaking windows to certain places and to other officers. As soon as these riots began, more and more riots started all over the neighborhood, even to places that weren’t in Harlem. An estimated 450 arrests were made in Harlem and other neighboring cities.
The film starts out with an African American man walking in the suburbs. He sees a car and is frightened. A person in a hood strangles him from behind and kidnaps him. This illustrates the fear African Americans have in a white society. The movie then fasts forwards to New York City and turns the focus on Chris who is a successful young photographer.
The film showcases the conditions in which the African American community lived in as kids played with rocks and whatever they could find in areas that look as if they had been through a war. The whole neighborhood is in a state of disrepair after the riots and the residents seem defeated, acquiescing to what their community has become. Stan earns an honest living working at a slaughter house where they seem to mainly slaughter sheep. Feeling trapped at a dead end job he loathes, Stan spends his free time looking for ways to better his situation but every attempt seems to be in vain as they all lead him back to where he started, an inevitable conclusion for an honest African American in the 60s and 70s. Every failed attempt he accepts and almost anticipates.