SOC 179 Social Movement and Public Policy Final Study Guide - Civil Rights Movement Equality under the law Broadcasted about oppression Soul-style rock

SOC 179 Social Movement and Public Policy Final Study Guide...

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Civil Rights Movement Equality under the law People should be equal – housing, transportation, public facilities Program that ends legal segregation o Ensure safety of citizens under the law o End white-color drinking fountains, buses, end terrorism of color (Klan lynching & police brutality) Black Power Movement that emerges in mid 60’s o Majority black youth + black working/middle class Make up for the adequacy of Civil Rights Movement o Deal w/ limitations of Civil Rights Movement Slavery = form of control over labor o Slave revolts = dangerous & costly to put down Set of demands that involved development of economic power for black Americans o Redistribute country’s wealth Demand for political power o US black nonviolent uprisings  Jim Crow/Class oppression Question American foreign policy (domestic colonialism VS neocolonialism – colonialism in foreign countries) FILM: Negroes w/ Guns Robert Williams o Living here in Monroe, Carolina  Klan attacked blacks… need to pick up guns to fight back o White men can walk down streets w/ rifles // Black man can’t do that b/c it would “challenge the laws” Wrote Manifesto of Black Power Movement  Blacks need a militant arm defense against white supremacy Radio Free Dixie Fidel Castro allowed radio for Robert Williams in Cuba after RW was a refugee b/c accused of kidnap Broadcasted about oppression + Soul-style rock Believed government of US has failed black people Nation VS Class Class (Marxist) Means of production – either owner or working class Society as class structure Ruling class exploits labor of workers Nation Bourgeoisie Primary identity – membership in the nation “Citizens of the society” America as white nation – colored activists o Not just in exploited class, but in a different nation, separate from American nation o Need to create own political structure Can have alliance w/ whites, but political organization is exclusive to colored Oppressed people in every group (nation), but primary identity is w/ our people, our nation = multinational alliances w/ common issues…but not in 1 oppressed class = Distrust of white National Liberation Goal: Overthrow South Vietnamese government (Viet Cong) Reunification of North & South Vietnam Objective: gain support of peasants from rural areas o Promised to take land from rich & distribute it among peasants o Educated them on how they were in poverty b/c of landowner’s selfishness o Punished by south Vietnamese troops if found to be involved w/ NLF
Labor bureaucracy Negotiate for better working conditions & wages  offers in exchange for containment of class conflicts & if struggles take place = will restrain them to prevent most exploited layers of working class from winning same pay raises/improvements in working conditions o Decision of convenience by bourgeoisie interests Discipline working class in working class’ own interests o

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