Read carefully: This activity will require analysis on your part, as some ideas and concepts will appear to be quite similar, and you will have to work to find the differing elements. I know it is tempting to just provide a summary of the two articles, but analysis will show the importance of the comparisons and contrasts you encountered.
1: Link to video and article: The Mis-Education and Criminalization of Black and Latino Boys’, an event recap written by Erica Browne a Graduate Student Researcher: Victor Rios, Sociology Professor at UC Santa Barbara, visited UC Berkeley on February 2 to discuss the criminalization of Black and Latino boys, and his nearly 20 years of research examining the perspective of youth experiencing punitive social control on the streets and in schools.
2: Link to audio and text transcript: The Consequences of Mass Incarceration of Black and Latino Boys.
The Brothers of A.B.L.L.E. (Achieving Black and Latino Leaders of Excellence) present a lecture by Victor Rios, associate professor at UC-Santa Barbara and prominent scholar in juvenile justice, masculinity, and race.
Writing Exercise # 7
Write a compare and contrast paper (500 + words minimum) discussing the similarities and differences between the two. Your paper should contain an introduction with a thesis statement, a body paragraph where the comparisons and contrasts are discussed, a paragraph establishing connections to current events or personal experiences and a conclusion.
*500 + words minimum, Times New Roman, double space, 12