What are the key values of Liberalism, and is it the best political ideology for maximising well-being?
Hinton’s book largely influenced the kinds of social welfare programs that were made available to both sects(p.219). More crime control programs flooded urban black neighborhoods while rehabilitation facilities flooded white suburban neighborhoods and prevented white kids from ending up in the penal system (p.232). The significance of the “dramatization of evil” or labelling theory as highlighted by Frank Tannenbaum, cannot be overemphasized as he identifies the social interaction involved in crime. This continuous representation and stereotyping of black youth as criminals and delinquents ultimately leads them to believe in this notion and act on it. This leads to the re-perpetuation of a vicious cycle. These widely propagated and accepted narratives; the black beast rapist men, the prostitutes and sexually uncontrollable women and the feeble minded and pathologically unfortunate race as a whole; have led to the systematic devaluation of black lives. Civil rights liberation movements today such as Black Lives Matter are engaged in a fight to reclaim this value (which their ancestors had prior to arriving in America, because the black race was denied dignity from the moment they were abducted from their motherland). Black women as usual receive the shorter end of the stick. In addition to forced sterilization, there has been a noticeable trend of ignoring or carelessly handling black women’s health related matters. This devaluation of black women’s lives has evolved overtime from the “fungibility” of their flesh as noted by Snorton, as chattel persons on their masters plantations, to the objects of sexual terror and debasement and now, as bodies undeserving of adequate medical and other forms of standard attention required to live a normal life. Also, as highlighted by Conley, a Professor of Sociology, “wealth ownership is the socioeconomic measure that displays the single greatest racial disparity in America today”. Gross economic inequality has and still characterizes the American society today, as black people continue to be paid less than white people for executing the same job and this trend seems to be on the rise. Conley puts this in better perspective by claiming; “while young African Americans may have the opportunity to obtain the same education, income, and wealth as wh>GET ANSWER