HREQ 2020 Lecture Notes - Jimi Hendrix, Nations Of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Cutting Class

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DEVIANCE HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL CONTROL
LECTURE NOVEMBER 10TH 2011
PAGE 254-255 no need to read
Today is about social reactions and social movements over time
Need a lot of work and coordination for social movements to work
FILM
Kennedy and Martin Luther King (we became a generation of might have beens after both died)
The 60's
War, racial equality and counter culture, nation rebelled and lost its innocence
Rosa Parks
World was going to change and white men would not control everything
Civil Rights Act: eliminate injustice and declare war on poverty
War in Vietnam
President Johnson had the power to wage war in south east Asia
Americans accepted the war as a struggle with communism at first
Martin Luther King said that his government promoted violence and that he was ashamed
Reinvent your own world and freedoms to experience new ways of living. These new forms
would have to be supported to maintain in society
Competition and conformity, sexual freedom (birth control pill), music and drugs changed the
world
Experimenting with drugs and relationships and music
Need to think for ourselves, cannot trust authority
So many people=too many so the institutions could not civilize them
1) Political Movement 2) Conscious Movement
Everything changed through the language of music
Jimmy Hendrix (smashed guitar and lit it on fire) → symbolized destruction of old social order
Bob Dylan, The Beatles etc they all sang revolutionary messages
White → celebrate love Blacks → identifying with homeland, change in consciousness.
Negroes → Black → Afro American
Black Panther Party → Bobby Seale → street organizer
Expanding and developing middle class and an expanding lower class. Racist police force
Black neighborhoods reacted with rage → chaos and destruction
White society created maintained and condoned the Black Ghetto
Anti-war Movement
12% of the soldiers were Black
Giant protest against the war in Vietnam and all wars
1968 → The Pivotal year
War had claimed over 15000 American lives
The powerful have ceased to be responsible while the powerless tried to take responsibility and
make change
They keep saying that oh give me another 10 000 soldiers and we'll finish the job meanwhile
they've been saying that for years and people just keep dying
McCarthy Campaign
President stepped down and the people felt they had won and cheered. McCarthy or Kennedy
might be president
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Today is about social reactions and social movements over time. Need a lot of work and coordination for social movements to work. Kennedy and martin luther king (we became a generation of might have beens after both died) War, racial equality and counter culture, nation rebelled and lost its innocence. World was going to change and white men would not control everything. Civil rights act: eliminate injustice and declare war on poverty. President johnson had the power to wage war in south east asia. Americans accepted the war as a struggle with communism at first. Martin luther king said that his government promoted violence and that he was ashamed. Reinvent your own world and freedoms to experience new ways of living. These new forms would have to be supported to maintain in society. Competition and conformity, sexual freedom (birth control pill), music and drugs changed the world: political movement 2) conscious movement. Experimenting with drugs and relationships and music.

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