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Social Movements and Global Social Change
Mobs and riots are the least successful because they offer members a kind of obscurity, which empowers them to participate in unlawful conduct and create robust demands for transformation without consequences (Schaeffer, 2014). Even when, individuals realized that they might act successfully in a mob, for the reason that public officers know that it may be tough to detect members in a mob and indict them independently or because public officers permitted inhabitants or non-state actors to execute forcefully in contradiction of citizen and subject inhabitants (Schaeffer, 2014).
Schaeffer, R. K. (2014). Social movements and global social change: The rising tide. Rowman & Littlefield
Fellow Classmates/Dr. Beach:
The form of protest that is most successful is non-violent protests. Not only is nonviolent resistance a very effective form of protest — look at the results achieved by Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. — peaceful protests do not have the immense collateral damage and hateful aftermath of armed resistance.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956) was one of the most successful form of protest of the civil rights movement. The objective of the bus boycott was to lessen racial segregation and inequality for African Americans in the American South. The method of protest was the refusal of African Americans to use public transportation in Montgomery, Alabama. The boycott resulted in an Alabama district court ruling that racial segregation was unlawful. The decision was appealed but upheld by the Supreme Court (Garrow, 1985). Not only is nonviolent resistance a very effective form of protest — look at the results achieved by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — peaceful protests do not have the immense collateral damage and hateful aftermath of armed resistance. This was a nonviolent and very effective form of protest that made a profound change and was arguably the impetus of the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.
The January 6th insurrection is an example of how violent protests are the least successful. The Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol was a shocking and horrifying event, as captured by countless testimonials from lawmakers who fled the scene and Capitol Police officers who faced off with insurrectionists in hand-to-hand combat. Trump supporters assaulted Capitol Police officers and hurled racist insults at them as they forced their way into the building. Approximately 140 police officers were injured during the attack. Dozens of people have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer (NPR, 2021). This event has managed to further divide the United States and the formation of a commission to find out what exactly happened.
Garrow, David J. (1985). ” The Origins of the Montgomery Bus Boycott”. Journal of the Southern Regional Council. Emory University. 7 (5): 24.
NPR Staff, The Capitol Siege., NPR Newsletter, October 8, 2021
Topic 7 question 1 Due Saturday Night
Define what an aspiring social group is? How has it accomplished feats in the past? What groups today fits the aspiring model and what are they trying to accomplish?
Greetings Dr. Beach and Classmates,
An aspiring social group is a social movement that rejects the social inequalities they are subjected to by dynastic states, opting for democracy (Schaeffer, 2014). Furthermore, aspiring social groups seek the liberty, freedom, and equality afforded to unoppressed, non-persecuted, or restricted groups through tactical efforts focused at local, national, and global levels; in order, to create situations of strategic importance needed for social change (Schaeffer, 2014). In the past, aspiring movements have fought to overthrow dictatorships, expansion of citizenry, eliminate/redefine denizenry, establish human rights, and provide national suffrage for the ill-represented (Schaeffer, 2014). Today, groups that fit into the aspiring group model are March for Our Lives, Girls Rights to Education, and Women’s Right to Drive in Saudi Arabia. These aspiring social movements have and are still fighting for gun reform to support the reduction of gun violence, the right to education for all genders, and women’s rights as citizens. These social movements seek a modification or transformation of government’s processes and laws through the strategic methods of legislation and protests; in order, to bring about awareness of injustices and inequalities while advocating for victims and denizens.
Amnesty International Australia. (2020, June 8). 9 powerful Social Change Movements You Need to Know about. Retrieved from https://www.amnesty.org.au/9-powerful-social-change-movements-you-need-to-know-about/.
March For Our Lives. (2021, October 12). March for our lives. https://marchforourlives.com/.
Schaeffer, R. K. (2014). Social movements and global social change: The rising tide. Rowman & Littlefield.