Joliet Junior College Social Problems Discussion

Write a 200-250 word discussion that applies at least two of the ideas from Chapter 5 of Social Problemsto the case of activism against mass incarceration described in Chapter 3 of When We Fight We Win. Michelle Alexander published her book The New Jim Crow in 2010. Unarmed teen Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in 2012. Since then, many police shootings of unarmed African-Americans have been filmed on cellphones and those videos have been shared widely through social media. How has media, of all types, affected the rise and effectiveness of the organizations and movements discussed in Chapter 3 of When We Fight We Win–the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence, the Black Lives Matter movement, All of Us or None, Color of Change, the Human Rights Coalition or the movement to legalize marijuana

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