We learned that over the last 40 years the police department of the City of Miami and Miami- Dade County have experienced their share of civil disturbances. To illustrate, there have four cases of race riots between both police departments which led to innovation to be involved in their pursuits to better their responses. These were the race riots in 1968, the Liberty City Riot, 1980, the McDuffie Riot, 1982 Luis Alvarez Riots, and 1989 Loranzo Riots within the Liberty City over town areas. However, the article stated that these riots were resulted by either police shooting of young black men, or thanks to the federal government the deporting of a young Cuban boy. Thus, it was not until the civil arrest of the 1980’s McDuffie Riot which seemed
The earliest forms of traditional drag were practiced and seen as lighthearted amusement in the late 19th century and the early 20th century through entertainment and performance. Drag during this period was utilized as a creative release for self- expression and a way to make a societal statement. But in society’s perspective, a drag queen couldn 't be distinguished from a transgender individual and cross-dressing and being homosexual are intolerable behaviors during the 20th century therefore society immediately branded drag queens as transgender individuals. But drag queens had the vivacious sprits and the desire for the right of self-expression in any way, shape or form. Drag queens became the mockingjay for pariahs.
INTRODUCTION The 1960s was a decade of sweeping change throughout the fashion world generating ideas and images that still appear modern today. It was the starting of the era of Space Age technological innovation, motivated by space journey in 1961; developers began providing style a beneficial and innovative look. New components such as plastic materials and synthetics were designed and due to high-rise in the price of leather developers began to research with these new components. 1960s style was bi-polar in just about every way.
Because of their relative invisibility in public life, many people have a poor grasp on what being transgender really is. To be fair, this is a complicated issue, encompassing its own subsection of the LGBT+ community with its own unique groups. To put it simply, a transgender person is somebody who identifies as a gender other than the one written on their birth certificate. This often means identifying as the opposite sex, but some transgender people live in between the gender binary or outside it altogether. Typically, transgender people live express their identity in different ways: dressing as their preferred gender, going through hormone therapy to alter their bodies, undergoing sex reassignment surgery to change their genitals, or a
“A group of people decided they’d had enough. They took a stand and in doing so began the New York Gay Activist movement. Which eventually spread to other parts of the country…. I very much doubt they know the impact of their decision to stand firm that day in 1969, but it’s because of those people that gay rights exist in this country today,” Lynley Wayne, LGBT Writer. Everyday people are trying to stand up for themselves.
John Locke asserted that government must come from the consent of the governed. The Declaration of Independence professed the right of all people to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution cemented the paramount prominence of general welfare for all United States citizens. Since our beginning, we the people have been a characteristically empathetic majority. But we have not always been a beacon of equality: the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the Stonewall Riots, and even current conflicts between the police force and black Americans exemplify the occasional rift between the government and the governed.
In his article ‘Movements before Stonewall need to be remembered, too’, Adam Dupuis discusses the fact that while the Stonewall Uprising was an important event in LGBT history, the events before it should not be dismissed as lesser. The author emphasizes the Annual Reminders, seminal protests which took place in Philadelphia every Fourth of July from 1965 to 1969. Not only were the Annual Reminders the first sustained LGBT demonstrations, but they were the first gay rights protests to have members from multiple cities, with forty activists from Washington, D.C., New York, and Pennsylvania participating. However, these events were discontinued upon the occurrence of the Stonewall Riot in 1969, when the organizers of the Reminders made the decision
The fashion trends of the 1960s and their transformation seemed to reflect the events that were occurring in the decade around the same time. Fashion progressively became uniform and harmonized with the transition from the beginning of the decade to the end. Both women and men’s fashion senses resembled their thoughts, feelings, and outlooks on what what happening around them. The early 60s fashion trends were still seemingly stuck in the 50s: conservative, moderate, and simple; following the rules and a general consensus in a way. The later 60s, however, were filled with color and brilliant garments, as people began to break away from the norm and create their own diversified identities.
Gay rights has been a long protested issue by both sides, for it and against it. One of the most famous groups that go against is the Westboro Baptist Church, who have many protests against the LGBTQ+ community as well as other things, but that is besides the point. They are not the only people that do this as well, some do it presentations in school, some do it on online posts or videos. There are many ways you can show your voice now and protest, though many people, like WBC do still picket with signs and screaming and hate. Each side of this movement has their own protests and riots, a well known riot in the 60’s was the Stonewall Riots.
The societal impact that mass media has is extortionate, with studies1 proving that that the average Australian spends half of their waking hours exposed to a screen, and consequentially exposed to whatever those on the other end of the screen want us to see. It is often said that the media is a dramatised reflection of our society, but the action and excitement are not the only things that are blown out of proportion- everywhere you look you are presented with the ‘ideal’ white, cis-gender, able bodied, young straight man, the ultimate embodiment of privilege. Where are the minorities? Where is the representation of well over half of the population? It’s out here in the real world, but what does it say about us when that is not reflected in
The Effect of Flappers on American Society and the Perception of Women It is no question that the women of modern American society differ greatly from the women of preceding generations. Until the passage of the 19th amendment, women were not considered equals by the standards of the United States government, and social controversy continued long after. A large contributor to the progression in the area of women’s equality was a group of liberated and notorious women known as Flappers. These women drifted from social norms regarding women in American Society. In the 1920’s United States, the controversial conduct and morality of flappers led to a new generation of independent women, who made significant advancements in women’s social and
The decade of the 1920’s - 1930’s was an era of a drastic change in fashion. Women fashion changed dramatically; however, their hemlines rose , make-up began to get popular, and their hairstyles became shorter. “The notorious flapper girl is known by all and the short sleek hair, above the knee straight shift dress and the boyish figure will never fail to be remembered.¨ (www.catwalkyourself.com) Women had a more masculine look , but playful applied make-up onto their face. They rocked short bobbed hairstyles usually for men, and rebelliously demonstrated them in public. They began to develop a more sleek and slim look in the 1920’s.