“Violent protests of mostly Black Americans in Baltimore, New York or Ferguson were represented as violent riots against private property, uprisings against racial discrimination, resistance against the disproportionate use of force by the police and incarceration of young Black Americans, revolution and the coming of the new world order, to name just a few. Why are we seeing these events represented so differently and what do these different representations connote? Drawing on a rich history of black/anti-slavery resistance movements and the power of language discuss the political intentions behind these different representations.”
This political essay would like to focus on the riots sweeping America which are against police brutality. I believe it would be best to focus on the Ferguson riots as I am uploading sources specifically in regards to Ferguson which you can reference. Do mention the other riots, but only briefly. I have noticed a mistake I have seen from writers on this website and that is they will focus heavily on describing the events, in this case Ferguson riots. This is NOT a review of the riots. Use only a paragraph to describe what happened, then focus on the main points for your analysis. Your arguing points should focus on what is in the essay title, and focus on “why” these riots were represented as “violent riots against private property, uprisings against racial discrimination, resistance against the disproportionate use of force by the police and incarceration of young Black Americans, revolution and the coming of the new world order, to name just a few. Why are we seeing these events represented so differently and what do these different representations connote?” Your analysis should focus on the ‘representations’ of these riots by the ‘media’ and other groups. Obviously, one side would say they are violent riots, others will say it is resistance to racism and police brutality etc.… The question trying to be solved here is ‘why’ are there different representations? What are the political intentions of either groups involved by portraying the riots with their representations? For example, Fox News would say they are violent riots because they represent the white rich agenda in America, whereas Black Lives Matter protestors would say they are uprisings against oppression because they represent the working class black minority being oppressed. Now, for you to score marks on this essay, you must link your arguments with the history of black/anti-slavery movements such as the Black panthers and other groups, and when focussing on the specific representations try to focus on political intentions behind the representations, but also the language style being used. To help with this, I will be uploading a source which displays language use from Foucault, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and other political thinkers etc. Here is an example of Foucault’s use of political words: “We must cease once and for all to describe the effects of “power” in negative terms: it ‘excludes’, it ‘represses’, it ‘censors’, it ‘abstracts’, it ‘conceals.’ In fact, power produces; it produces reality; it produces domains of objects and rituals of truth.” Notice how the language of “power” can be used in different terms, and those on both sides are using political language to convey their political intentions, such as these are “thugs” on the streets, or these are “revolutionaries” fighting against “police brutality”.
Since this essay is very intricate, specific and needs to have focus on the Ferguson riots, black/anti-slavery resistance history, the different representations of the riots from the different groups involved (mainly the police, media and protestors), and a focus on “why” these representations are different and what political language they are using to portray their political intentions behind their representations, I am asking for a top 10 writer in the division of political science. Please aim to score an 80+, a first of platinum quality. If there are issues, please let me know. All sources will be uploaded to the dashboard. PLEASE MAKE USE OF THEM AND REFERENCE THE SOURCES I WILL BE UPLOADING. Please also do your own independent research. If you are to use internet sources, please use reliable sources. Mainly focus on the use of books and the pdf sources of academic journals I will be uploading. Remember, I will be checking to see if you will use the sources I have uploaded. Please use Chicago referencing style and double space the work and use 12 size font.