“Whose Streets” video on Functionalist and Conflict theories

“Whose Streets” video on Functionalist and Conflict theories

This is a paper that discuss the “Whose Streets” video on Functionalist and Conflict theories. It describes the experiences of the shooting of Michael Brown.

“Whose Streets” video on Functionalist and Conflict theories

Firstly, read all parts of the question fully and carefully and then complete all parts. Then, watch the feature ‘Whose Streets’ (directed by Sabaan Folayan, released Jan 2017).https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-adk-adk_sbnt&hsimp=yhs-adk_sbnt&hspart=adk&p=whose+streets+movie#id=1&vid=d3eb2d806145f39fbd9ccd1452db6365&action=click }

Secondly, read the Functionalist and Conflict Theories of deviance in the additional files. Then, provide a two-and a half to three paged reaction paper by answering all the questions below. Using the experiences of the shooting of Michael Brown at Ferguson


1. Examine critically the experiences of African Americans in the US criminal justice system. Do you see any general patterns of racial inequality in the feature? If so what are they? Discuss them here.

2. Can you identify any forms of stereotyping of African Americans when it comes to crimes, the law, the criminal justice system etc.?

3. Can Michael Brown’s experience at Ferguson (Missouri) be viewed as a typical example of how African Americans are treated by the US justice system?

4. What are some of the similarities and d‌‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍ifferences between the content of the feature in addition to the issues that the Black Lives Matter movement is seeking to address?


Thirdly, note that you are required to adopt the following format/structure for your paper.

Introduction: Discuss the objectives of your paper here; that is state briefly what your paper is about; you can also describe the lay out or flow of your paper here.

Main Body 1: Provide a summary of the content of the feature; provide as much details or description of the content as possible; this will serve as the context or background for your paper. Use a separate paragraph or paragraphs to answer questions 1,2,3; provide as much details as possible. Application of Theory: Functionalism, or Conflict? There are 2 parts here. In your view which of the 2 theories below explains or can help you to understand the feature best? Then, explain why fully. In your view which theory does not explain the feature well? Explain your answer fully.

Conclusion: Thinking about the content of the feature, what do you think will happen if African Americans and racial minorities who are affected by natural tragedies or who face serious catastrophes continue also endure negative treatment/experiences as we saw in the f‌‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍eature?

Lastly, please use ASA style writing. Please reference and cite TEXTBOOK****** Pickney, Alphonso. 2000. Black Americans (5th Edition) ISBN-9780130825773

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *