Vargas, Entire Book

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Unformatted text preview: Crips and Bloods ; Vargas, Entire Book AMST 101 Reactions? According to the film, what caused the proliferation of violent street gangs. According to the film, who is to blame for the proliferation of violent street gangs in Los Angeles? Crips and Bloods 1. Dont Blame the Victims of an Unfair Society for being victimized (ch. 1)-- Pay attention to the structural conditions beyond the control of poor people! 2. Dont view poor/working class inner-city areas as only places of violence, materialism, hopelessness, and nihilism (p. x) Pay attention to resistance and social transformation! 3. Dont see terms such as Black community or Blackness (identity) as homogenous and inherently and always united (p. x) Pay Tips from Vargas for doing research on Race and Class in L.A. I explore how different forms of blackness emerge from different experiences (15). Read two paragraphs from bottom of 15 to middle of 16. Starting with Although replete with structural causes Blackness = collective racial identity Racial identity necessary to forge social movement only way to combat systematic discrimination Social movement NOT self-help or uplift (17) Key concept: Meanings of Blackness Research Tip #1 Dont Blame the Victims of an Unfair Society for being victimized Why does Vargas oppose this view of urban problems that blames these problems on their victims (p. 46)? Because blaming victims ignores the structural conditions and macrosocial forces beyond their control (p. 35) Cycle of Poverty (p. 14) How is the cycle of poverty evident in Kodys life? (pp. 1-12). Vargas, Ch. 1: Blackness as Exclusion and Isolation How is Vargass analysis of the structural conditions of Black LA similar to Scott Kurashiges Sides accounts?...
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