Introduction to Sociology, Things I Should Have Said – Challenging Social Inequality, sociology homework help

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Introduction to Sociology

Things I Should Have Said – Challenging Social Inequality

Often times in our daily lives we encounter situations in which we observe (and sometimes even take part in) social inequality. In class you will view a short video titled “Things I Should Have Said,” which depicts such a situation. After viewing this video, you should reflect on a situation in your own life in which you encountered social inequality, and in hindsight what you wished you had said or done differently. Then make your own video, similar to the video shown in class. Your video can be no more than 5 minutes long.

Here is a link to the video if you want to watch it again:


Your video should have these four elements:

Depict a situation in which you witnessed social inequality enacted (either through a re-creation like the one shown in the film, through photographs, through narration only, or whatever means you choose).

Include a sociological explanation of how the situation constituted social inequality, and not just a personal trouble.

Include an explanation of why you responded in the way that you did

Either what you think, in hindsight, would have been a more effective response to the situation, or why you think successfully challenging the situation on an individual level would not have been effective.

You will be graded based on the following criteria:

Explaining social inequality: 25 points

Explaining why the situation was an example of social inequality, and not just an unfortunate incident or an example of someone being mean.

Should use at least two (but ideally three) concepts from the textbook, lecture, or recitation materials.

Identifying sociological mechanisms for maintaining inequality: 20 points

Explaining sociological dynamics that “normalize” inequality and/or keep people from challenging inequality

Should use at least one (but ideally two) concepts from the textbook, lecture, or recitation materials.

Analyzing possibilities from a sociological perspective: 15 points

Identifying what you could have done differently, why you think it would not be possible to do things differently to effectively challenge the situation

Should include ideas on the relationship of agency to structure

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Things I Should Have Said Rubric Score and feedback 25 points Explaining social inequality Explains why the situation was an example of social inequality Explanation uses three relevant concepts from the textbook, lecture, or recitation materials Identifying sociological mechanisms for 20 points maintaining inequality Explains the sociological dynamics that normalized the inequality, and/or kept people from challenging it Explanation uses two relevant concepts from the textbook, lecture, or recitation materials Analyzing possibilities from a sociological 15 points perspective Explains what specifically they could have said or done to challenge the inequality, or why they do not think they could have said or done anything Explanation includes a discussion of the relationship between structure and agency Production creativity and general coherency 10 points of video ...
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Annotated Biography: The Impacts of Changes in the 20th Century on the LGBT and African
American Communities
Student’s Name
University Affiliation



Outline: Annotated Biography; the impacts of changes in the 20th century on the LGBT and
African American communities

a) In the 20th-century major events took place that compromised the lives of the
minorities in the US.
b) The minority communities were governed and controlled by the white
supremacists that cared mostly for the whites at the expense of blacks.
c) The African Americans and the LGBTs learned to voice their issues and to be had
due to the experience they had in the changes that occurred in the 20th century.

Annotated bibliography
a) Berbrier, M. (2002)

The great depression in the US affected the African Americans mostly.


The white employers fired the black workers in favor of the whites.


Even in defense, the blacks were not enlisted.


President Roosevelt issued an executive order 8802 to give everyone equal
opportunity to serve the defense force.


The lesbians joined the WAC to link up with other lesbians while others
realized they were gay after they joined the army.


The World War 2 resulted in the rise of LGBT activists who encouraged
them to live openly.


African Americans were not left behind in demanding for respect and

b) Collins, P. H. (2004)



The African Americans started the black power movement in support of
their racial pride and ethnic cohesion


The movement inspired the blacks to embrace art, and they even invented
music genres such as jazz, RnB, hip hop and blues.


All this happened due to political consciousness at the time that also
encouraged the LGBT community to form movements that fought for

c) Hobsbawm, E. J. (1995)

African Americans migrated to the North for employment.


The southern blacks were running away from the harsh economic
condition in the south as the boll weevil fed on the cotton plantation.


To increase their bargaining power at workplaces the blacks formed trade


Gay clubs became popular until conservatism made the public hostile
towards homosexuality.


In the 1960s the civil groups and activities fought for the recognition of
the LGBT.

d) Rimmerman, C. A. (1996)

Many African Americans saw World War 2 as an opportunity to come out
of poverty and joined in numbers.


The defense department enlisted the blacks but trained them separately
under white commanders.



Despite gaining presidential recognition for fighting better, the
discrimination continued.


This rate of racism reached the popular culture with musicians such as
Josh White writing songs that pointed out what blacks in the American
army went through.


The most forgotten veterans are those who were of the LGBT group, they
suffered silently, but by around 1970s the law allowed everyone to join the
military irrespective of the sexual orientation.

a) The changes provided the platforms for the minorities to voice their concerns.
b) The changes led to the formation of civic groups for minority rights that exists to



During the period between the 1930 and 1970, many ...

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