San Diego State Ethnic Studies Discussion

Question Description

I’m working on a sociology discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Please listen and view the following lecture. It is about an hour long. I was recently asked to give a public lecture (via Zoom due to COVID) to a law firm based on the West Coast. The topic was a historical analysis in making sense to the unrest we were seeing around the country after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other by the state and white supremacists. I try to discuss how we got to where we are socially, and how the unrest we have seen is more than just one, two, or even three people, and how the following protests and unrest were criminalized by the state, media, and other American citizens.

What to look for: The deaths of the three individuals mentioned above. How their deaths are similar to the death of Emmitt Till, which sparked the Civil Rights movement. What kinds of protests there are, public assembly, boycotts, etc. the intersection of one or more of those protests. And lastly, how all of them have been criminalized historically. 




In 3 paragraphs, discuss how this weeks lesson and lecture expanded your understanding on ethnic studies (as an academic discipline), protests and criminalization, and resistance to these ideas. If it did not expand to your understanding or you did not find it useful, please write why. Remember, this is a classroom space where your thoughts on the lessons will not negatively impact your grade. Meaning, if you thought everything delivered to you was useless, toxic, etc., let me know why.