This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Essay #1:- Initial acquittal people thought that the police officers would be guilty (Expected outcomeseemed so obvious)- Remained ambiguous in the eyes of the law- All of the jurors but one were white- The case was in white community, less diversity Civil unrest Direct response to the uneven distribution of power between race and class Rodney King served as a breaking point between White and Black Police brutality (Watt Riots) Essay #2:- Deindustrialization (Cody tries to find a job (in his 20s, been to jail) but cannot find a job because of his past and the little opportunities that there are)- No factories anymore for people to work at - Compton: example Essay #4: Blackness is described as a blueprint for social transformation. In the book, catching hel city of angels, it is essentially how African Americans cope with oppression. Because of th prevalence of the subordination and domination, suppression and repression to the blac city poor and working class, especially from displacement, joblessness, violence, and the...
View Full Document
- English Literature