IMG_7746.JPGDescription of Project

Many people do not realize that more than African Americans are being discriminated against than just the police. I showed that in this project by making people become aware of police discrimination.

List of Ideas

  • “As you continue to probe, however, you will likely begin to see the emotions concealed just beneath the surface: discomfort or anxiety or anger…” (What it Means to be White 25:13). A white person feels threatened or discomfort when a person of color disagrees with him or her.
  • “Today as in the past, racial discrimination involves erecting physical, legal, and social barriers to make certain places, situations, and positions inaccessible to, or difficult for, members of racial out groups” (Introductory  Sociology Reader by R. Hensley and R. Castro, p. 360).
  • “We may also have an interest in denying forms of oppression that harm us” (What it Means to be White 30:45). Instead of dealing with racism, white people find any way out of it, such as shooting/killing people of color.
  • “Racial discrimination can be viewed as the socially organized set of practices that deny African Americans the dignity, opportunities, spaces, time, positions, and rewards this nation offers to white Americans” (Introductory Sociology Reader by R. Hensley and R. Castro, p. 360). The Media discriminates on how they cover the story.
  • “Growing up as a boy, we was taught that men had to be tough, had to be strong, had to be courageous, dominating…” (Problems With Masculinity 0:18). Men need to claim their dominance towards others.
  • “We ui se the term misrecognition here in the same sense of a failure to see who or what is actually there” (Introductory Sociology Reader by R. Hensley and R. Castro, p. 362). White men see African Americans as an object, which is seen as misrecognition.
  • “To have substantial power in society is to control the important memories and histories that are recorded in some form, such as in books or the mass media” (Introductory Sociology Reader by R. Hensley and R. Castro, p. 364).
  • “The middle-class boy is less likely, when picked up by the police, to be taken to the station; less likely, when taken to the station, to be booked; and it is extremely unlikely that he will be convicted and sentenced” (Introductory Sociology Reader by R. Hensley and R. Castro p. 98).
  • “Men are in charge. Women are not” (Problems With Masculinity 0:33)
  • “We as men are taught to have less value in women. We view them as property and objects of men. We see that as an equation that equals to violence against women” (Problems With Masculinity 9:20).

How Did I Make It?

I cut a poster board in half and collected some popsicle sticks and flashcards. I made up four different hashtags and then wrote each one on a flashcard. I, then, colored the background of the flashcard and broke the popsicle sticks in half. I taped the popsicle sticks to the back of each flashcard and taped them onto the poster. Then, I printed out two pictures of bows and colored one pink and the other blue with black in the middle. Finally, I cut out and taped the bows to the poster.

Advice to Others

Actually do the readings and do the project, even though it will take you like two days. It is all worth the grade in the end. Trust me.