Summary: In this video/ article Andre Harvey saw a Planto, Texas, detective taking down a man, he began recording. Then something changed. The man went from being a bystander to being someone helpful. He changed the outcome of the scene. The cop didn´t even take out his gun either. The witness turned into an up stander and stop everything from getting worse. Key Quote: ¨ he did what's becoming increasingly common: he whipped out his phone and hit record.But what the incident captured instead wasn't the worst aspect of police brutality, but the best example of officers and citizens banding together.¨ Connection: This is a connection to the story ¨All American Boys¨ because Quinn was a bystander and was avoiding officer Paul Guzzello though out the book and by running way he made things worse instead of preventing it form getting out of hand. But then towards the end of the book Quinn becomes an up stander at the protest. Quinn becomes more brave and starts to speak up for what he believed in.
Summary: This article explains to us why non violent protest usually works better than violent ones. This article compares non violent protest to violent protest. It show us proof in their chart (image above) that the less violent a protest is the more successful it will be and the violent ones are more likely to fail. Key Quote: ¨ The startling results are depicted in the attached Figure. As you can see, nonviolent campaigns have a 53% success rate and only about a 20% rate of complete failure. Things are reversed for violent campaigns, which were only successful 23% of the time, and complete failures about 60% of the time. Violent campaigns succeeded partially in about 10% of cases, again comparing unfavorably to nonviolent campaigns, which resulted in partial successes over 20% of the time.¨ Connection: Rashad´s friends were planing to make a protest for him but they didn´t know how to approach it but after carefully planing it out their protest became a peaceful non violent one.
Summary: This article/video describes to us the origins of how the protest Black Lives Matter started. And why it stared. But it also argues on how the cops are mistreated as well. The Black lives Matter pretty much stared off as a hashtag on twitter and then later on it became a protest. Key Quote: "The phrase "Black Lives Matter" originated in 2013 with the community organizers Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza, and Patrisse Cullors as a Twitter hashtag to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin by a community watch volunteer in Florida." Connection: This reminds me of the part of the book ¨All American Boys¨ when they are stared to make a protest for Rashad and other Black victims, and even white people was starting to join in and support them. Quinn was White in the book and even he eventually stepped up to help just like some White people and other races in real life with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Summary: This article talks about that even as a Black parent it is difficult to talk to your children about police brutality, because of the way black people are treated by some police officers. in other words its a very sensitive topic for Black children to handle. They are basically saying that "the talk" doesn't really help them or keep them safe because they sill could get harmed from the police either way, even if they did nothing wrong, and then sometimes they give the talk when it's too late and their kids end up learning these kinds of things on their own. Connection: This is connected to the story "All American Boys" because on how the police treated Rashad and other Black people from the story. Also Rashad's father was a police officer and he made a mistake and shot somebody for no reason and that was his own father doing that,but it's ironic because his dad got mad at him for the way he was dressed and the police would of left him alone. Key Quote: "The most glaring problem with this approach is that it obscures the core injustice of police violence: There is absolutely nothing one can do to avoid it. "
Summary: They are saying that Harvard University made a study to show the effectiveness of protesting. They said in some cases it does help but in others it does not always help. It could be helpful because it gets people politically involved and the speak up about some issues. The article says that protesting could have an effectiveness to it but not in the way we think they do. Key quote: " A clever analysis (pdf) by economists from Harvard University and Stockholm University finds that protests do in fact have a major influence on politics, just not in the way you might think. Their research shows that protest does not work because big crowds send a signal to policy-makers—rather, it’s because protests get people politically activated." Connection: This connects to the book w are reading because in one of the chapters it says they were going to do a protest for Rashad , and he said he wasn't sure if it would really work.
Summary: A Black actor was stopped by police and accused of looking like a drug dealer, just hours before his play about racism. He was just trying to show people in the UK about their racial prejudice issues. The police where profiling him has a drug dealer just because he was dressed like one for part of his play. Key quote: "Oraine Johnson was approached outside Dorset's Bridport Arts Centre by officers who, he claims, accused him of being a drug dealer." Connection: This reminds me of what happened to Rashad in the book "All American Boys." because Rashad was accused of stealing from the store even though he did not and his dad blamed it on the way that he was dressed that it matters how a Black person is dressed.