Trump And Swastikas: A Political Analysis

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The main argument of The New York Times article "A High School Defaced With 'Trump' and Swastikas" by Anna North would be the increase of hate crimes are caused by Trump's victory on winning the presidential election. The issue presented in this article is indeed, related to the course material . To begin with, On page 17 in the textbook, "Our Social World" by Jeanne H. Ballantine, Keith A. Roberts and Kathleen O. Korgen, it addresses the structure and levels of analysis of society. To be more specific, macro analysis is part of what is related to the course material. Macro analysis can be used to figure out what or who triggered individuals to exploit themselves in very odd ways since it is influenced by a global event hence the presidential …show more content…

Furthermore, a large force which in this case was a political event, has caused hate crimes to rise. What was also mentioned in the textbook was that "Understanding individual human behavior often requires investigation of the larger societal beliefs and values that support that behavior." (Ballantine, Roberts and Korgen: pg.19) North had listed at the end of her article some of the hate crimes that have caused awareness of what is happening. An example would be that on Wednesday (January 18th), there was "..graffiti including a swastika and the word 'Trump' was found at a public library in Northbrook, Ill. Local police are investigating the graffiti, and several similar incidents of vandalism at the library since the election, as possible hate crimes." In addition, the fact that people are social by nature (Ballantine, Roberts and Korgen: pg. 6) is relatable to the article since repeated behavior is being expressed. In the text, it was stated that "..(humans) interact with one another, and influence and are influenced by the behaviors of others." Since Trump has made quite unusual comments, individuals now believe that it is okay to mirror those type of

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