Problem or Situation Addressed

Hillary Clinton wants to implement gun control. The following theories partly explain why  people tend do be Democratic or Republican.

Theoretical Ideas

“A central theme is found in our group interviews is this black invisibility, that is, the experience of white professors, students, and staff members refusing to see, and recognize African American students as full human beings with distinctive talents, virtues, interests, and problems.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, Pg. 361)

“Black communities as a whole reap a disproportionately small share of the higher-education rewards they help create with their taxes.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, Pg. 366)

“Men are viewed as initiators of sex and women as either passive partners or active resistors, preventing men from touching their bodies.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, Pg. 289)

“Sexually active men are referred to as “studs” whereas women who are sexually active or report enjoying sex are derogatorily labeled as “sluts.” ((Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, Pg. 290)

“The simple fact is that for the same offense, a poor person is more likely to be arrested and , if arrested charged, than a middle or upper class person.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, Pg. 165)

“When it comes to crime in the suites, where the offender is apt to be affluent, the system is most likely to deal with the crime non criminally, that is, by civil litigation or informal settlement.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, Pg. 167)

“Their real-estate, construction, and land development companies form growth coalitions that dominate most local governments.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, Pg. 370)

“Poor states may sell raw goods at low prices to Western states, which can transform the resource into a more valuable finished product.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, Pg. 420)

“The magnetic draw of a better life in economies that amply reward their human capital plus the brightest minds from their countries of origin, a process referred to as “brain drain”. (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, Pg. 422)

“The existence of global poverty provides jobs for specialists employed to assist, advise, and study the world’s poor and to protect the “better-off” from them.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, Pg. 424)

Theory-to-Project Relation

My project is a white canvas with “Vote for Hillary 2016” written in gun powder. My goal for my project was to get across the message that, if Hillary becomes president, our constitutional rights such as “the right to bear arms”, may be taken away.

The theories I used helps us to understand why people will either choose Clinton the Democrat or Trump the Republican. Ex. The third theory I listed states that, “men are seen as initiators of sex”, therefor people are likely to believe that Trump is a sexual predator, if the media portrays him as that.

How did you make it?

  1. I borrowed some black powder from my Dad
  2. I cut out some stencils from an image that I found on Google
  3. I rubbed stick glue all over the canvas
  4. I  poured the black powder over the stencils
  5. I then removed the stencils, thats all there is to it.

Advice to Others

Make sure to read the readings! There are tons of issues that you can do your project on!img_2355img_2372

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