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Write a response that resonated with you for Dubois or Wells. This is a critica

Write a response that resonated with you for Dubois or Wells. This is a critical thinking exercise, which means you form an argument based on the information you have and support this argument. This is a process of analysis not a summary, (I already know what the article is about). Pleas use your critical thinking skills to come up with an analytical response.
Some questions to consider but you do not have to answer any of these questions!
Is this article still relevant today, how?
Why is this work both theoretical or culturally important to learn about?
*You must make an argument not a summary
*You must cite the article at least once to help support your argument

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What is the “War on Drugs?” What were the reasons for the launching of this war

What is the “War on Drugs?” What were the reasons for the launching of this war and what have been its consequences especially for American families? In what ways do you think the war could be fought or modified to further strengthen affected families? Explain sources and cite information

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Michelle Alexander took us relatively quickly through the history of the rise of

Michelle Alexander took us relatively quickly through the history of the rise of slavery, its fall, through the era of Jim Crow laws and the following Civil Rights movement. With every win obtained by the black community, white supremacists, namely rich white people, were right behind that win with new ways to subjugate the black population. The most well known form of subjugation post-slavery is the Jim Crow era, marked by segregation, servitude, and rampant race based violence
Post Civil Rights saw the rise of vagrancy laws and slavery through incarceration. “Convicts had no meaningful legal rights at this time and no effective redress. They were understood, quite literally, to be slaves of the state. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution had abolished slavery but allowed one major exception: slavery remained appropriate as punishment for a crime ” (Alexander, 2010, p. 46). This is still an issue today that more people should recognize. Oregon only passed laws closing the slavery loophole for prisoners in our own constitution this past November. While prisoners are not loaned out in the manner that they were at the beginning of vagrancy laws, they are still used for what is recognized as slave labor. Additionally, convicts still have no meaningful rights.
Where do you see remnants of Jim Crow laws in present day society and how would you suggest going about eliminating those remnants?
What legislative first step do you believe would be the most effective at decreasing our prison population?
What rights do you believe should be afforded to incarcerated persons and why?
Anderson transitioned to the War on Drugs, the disregard for the Fourth Amendment and police brutality, ushered in by Ronald Reagan, prefacing by stating, “Before we begin our tour of the drug war, it is worthwhile to get a couple of myths out of the way. The first is that the war is aimed at ridding the nation of drug “kingpins” or big-time dealers. Nothing could be further from the truth. The vast majority of those arrested are not charged with serious offenses. In 2005, for example, four out of five drug arrests were for possession, and only one out of five was for sales. Moreover, most people in state prison for drug offenses have no history of violence or significant selling activity” (Alexander, 2010, p. 74).
A major factor in our inflated incarceration rate is racism, which Anderson highlights repeatedly, expanding on the issue of lack of education around one’s Constitutional rights, targeted police interactions, and the federally funded militarization of our police forces. As the War on Drugs progressed and the Fourth Amendment was stripped of its weight, many Americans were, and still honestly are, subjected to unjust and warrantless searches and seizures, many that were consented to when individuals either didn’t realize they gave consent or didn’t know that they could refuse. Even if people did know that they could refuse to consent, and did refuse, then they increase their chance of being subjected to police violence. Even today, people often don’t realize what their rights are when interacting with police. An important takeaway from this week’s reading is how relevant all of these points still are today. These are very real issues that still permeate our society and they’re well documented, yet people still seem shocked when they find out that their police department has a tank.
Would you feel comfortable refusing to consent to a search by officers? Why or why not?
Before this week’s reading, did you know that you had the right to refuse to be searched (your person or your property) by officers without a warrant? If yes, where did you learn about this right? If no, why do you think you weren’t taught about this right?
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow Links to an external site. (ch. 1 & 2)

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1. What do Rowe and Tuck say about a twofold critique of cultural studies and ho

1. What do Rowe and Tuck say about a twofold critique of cultural studies and how do we apply their critique to A. the work of critically engaging with cultural products themselves (example, Taylor Swift’s music videos and settler colonial theory) and B. the work of critically engaging with settler colonial theory itself (for example by intersecting gender with settler colonialism)?
2. How do Rowe and Tuck define settler colonialism and therefore settler colonial and intersectional analysis? How might you then apply this lens to the reading from Week 3 on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
3. What does Hautsch (2011) say about the various ways that the Vampire represents the colonial Other in Buffy? What does the author say about the ways that Indigenous and Black characters are other’ed in Buffy? How does this Othering intersect with gendered constructions in the series?
These questions should be answered with these articles:
question 1: ROWE and Tuck article- https://daily.jstor.org/taylor-swift-white-colonial-romance/
question 2: Rowe and tuck article (slideshow)
question 3: Hautsch article
If this is hard, what you can do is just write main points from each article with some quick examples
Please use in-text citation and do not use outside sources

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https://www.pbs.org/video/tpt-co-productions-media-coverage-female-athletes/ htt

https://www.pbs.org/video/tpt-co-productions-media-coverage-female-athletes/
https://www.pbs.org/video/does-sex-sell-womens-sports-25511/
1. Why, in your opinion, do people believe that sex sells in sports?
2. What does the research show about the effects of sexualization in sports? (see second video)
3. “Forty percent of all athletes are women, but only 4% are represented in the media.” Do you see similar patterns in other social institutions? What about politics, education, and military?
4. What is the “bitch or butch” marginalization mentioned in “Media Coverage and Female Athletes” about?
5. How should the issue of empowerment be addressed? In other words, what do you think about the argument that there are many female athletes who pursue sexualized images of themselves because it empowers them?

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According to DuBois (Olson / lecture) what are the ‘wages of whiteness’? Give at

According to DuBois (Olson / lecture) what are the ‘wages of whiteness’? Give at least 3 concrete examples of the wages of whiteness. Economically, what role did the wages of whiteness play in structuring social class inequality among different racial groups? Socially, what role did the law and formal and informal violence (EJI report / lecture) play in denying civil and human rights to people of African descent?

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Please watch this program and write a 3 page review paper, double spaced, font s

Please watch this program and write a 3 page review paper, double spaced, font size 12. This doesn’t require library research. Write an analytical paper. This the video to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvijYSJtkQk&t=2s&ab_channel=MamieTillMobley

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Please watch my attached mini lecture regarding Love–then, Listen carefully to

Please watch my attached mini lecture regarding Love–then, Listen carefully to Roberta Flacks “The First Time Ever I Saw your Face”. What is your interpretation of this song? What is it saying about Love? Mention one verse in the song and
interpret its meaning. Is this song referring to romantic love only?
As always, Please make sure your responses are well thought out even if brief.
Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8_fLu2yrP4

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STEP 1: Read and take notes from the following links: “Introduction to Noam Chom

STEP 1:
Read and take notes from the following links:
“Introduction to Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent and how the media creates the illusion of democracy”
Link
“Who Owns the Media?” (spend some time investigating the ins and outs of media consolidation. Take notes and pay attention to the sheer size of these media conglomerates.)
http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart
STEP 2:
Watch ALL of these video clips:
“Manufacturing Consent 25 Years Later”
Link
The Corporation: Unsettling Accounts
Link
STEP 3:
Visit the following non-corporate independent media websites. Examine what stories and perspectives are highlighted. Take notes.
www.democracynow.org
Finally, visit either www.foxnews.com or www.cnn.com in order to compare how these corporate for-profit news networks operate in light of alternative media outlets like www.democracynow.org. Do they cover the stories in the same way? Write down some specific examples.
STEP 4:
Write a thoughtful, in-depth, post to the discussion forum in light of the questions below. Your post should be a minimum of 300 words (you can always write more). I suggest you write out your posts first in Word, so you can edit it for grammar, spelling, etc.
Today’s media are more consolidated than ever. Most of us get our information from mainstream news media. For this discussion, I want you to situate Chomsky’s propaganda model in light of your research on media consolidation. First, do a brief overview of MIT Professor Noam Chomsky’s model (in your OWN words), followed by an application to our society’s current situation of media consolidation. Chomsky’s propaganda model is NOT a conspiracy theory approach. On the contrary, it is based on a systematic analysis of the very structure of media, very much like the argument posited by C. Wright Mills’ on the power elite.
Question to consider in framing your post:
Do you find Chomsky and Herman’s argument compelling? Why or why not? Is there a contradiction between a for-profit model of media model and objectivity? Since the major news media outlets are owned by massive corporations, who seek profit and continual growth, might this impact the types of stories they cover or the framing of discussions and debate? What do you think? Given there is much less diversity in media ownership, how might this shape debates? Whose perspective might be overlooked? How can independent media combat this? Your posts should directly engage the resources above. Cite facts and information to ground your perspective.

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Describe a situation in your life where you think you could benefit from using t

Describe a situation in your life where you think you could benefit from using the Sociological Imagination
2) Which theoretical perspective do you think has the strongest potential to explain social issues? Why?
3) Pick a social topic you think needs analysis and describe two different methods to research it. Make sure it is a relatively simple topic – a relationship between two variables – independent and dependent (if THIS then THAT)